Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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Amazon camera trap field guide - sloths - YouTube

Amazon field guide The 'hairy saki' (Pithecia hirsuta) From camera traps in the canopy in Maijunalands on the Rio Napo, Peru Following Laura Marsh's (2014) n...
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To Breathe Upside-Down, Sloths Tape Organs To Their Ribs – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

To Breathe Upside-Down, Sloths Tape Organs To Their Ribs – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
If you spent a lot of your life hanging upside-down, you’ve got a problem. Your liver, kidneys, stomach and other internal organs would press down upon your lungs and diaphragm, making it marginall...
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Rainforest Fungi Find Home in Sloth Hair - EveryONE

Rainforest Fungi Find Home in Sloth Hair - EveryONE | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Most of us have seen a cute sloth video or two on the Internet. Their squished faces, long claws, and scruffy fur make these slow-moving mammals irresistib
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New source of medicine...in sloth hair?  Only in the Amazon! 

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Can shade-grown cocoa help conserve sloths?

Can shade-grown cocoa help conserve sloths? | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Tropical forests support the greatest diversity of species in the world, yet we are rapidly destroying them. Most deforestation in the tropics is due to agricultural development and livestock production, the two greatest causes of declines in terrestrial biodiversity. However, one strategy that has been gaining attention for its potential to preserve biodiversity is shade-grown agriculture.
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Slothville? Yes, because you can never have too many sloths!

Slothville?  Yes, because you can never have too many sloths! | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
As the headquarters of the Sloth Appreciation Society, Slothville is the number one destination for sloth fans on the web. Created by Lucy Cooke, zoologist and author of New York Times best-seller A Little Book of Sloth, producer of sloth virals and writer director of award-winning documentary Meet the Sloths/Too Cute! Baby Sloths!
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Sloths Could Be Carrying Cancer Treatment Around On Their Backs - Geekosystem

Sloths Could Be Carrying Cancer Treatment Around On Their Backs - Geekosystem | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Sloths Could Be Carrying Cancer Treatment Around On Their Backs
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A recent study published in the peer-reviewed Public Library Of Science (PLOS) reminds us how little is understood about the biodiversity of the rainforest.
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Awesomeness Alert!  Once again, the Amazon humbles us with how little we know about the planet we live on and the species we share it with! 

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The faster, fiercer, and always surprising sloth, an interview with Bryson Voirin

The faster, fiercer, and always surprising sloth, an interview with Bryson Voirin | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Sloths sleep all day; they are always slow; and they are gentle animals. These are just some of the popular misconceptions that sloth-scientist and expert tree-climber, Bryson Voirin, is overturning.
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Never can know too much about sloths!  Here's a great interview of a young scientists studying them for the Smithsonian Institute.

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