Sweet Sloth Drawing

How cute it this sweet sloth drawing? With his somewhat cheeky grin, he peers at us as he hangs upside down from a tree and appears to be waving at us.

He is a fine example of an Unau or two-toes sloth. They are found in Guiana and Surinam and at muturity are twenty-eight inches long. These gentle herbivores are nocturnal and won’t leave a tree as long as it continues to provide them enough food. Water is obtained from the moisture found on leaves.

This sweet sloth drawing was found in Brehm’s Life of Animals. The author Alfred Brehm did not live to see his work translated from the original German to English for the 1895 edition.

vintage two-toed sloth drawing

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.