|Walking up to the lodge the other day I noticed a vulture circling ominously close. Up in the Cecropia tree around which the vulture was cruising I checked to see if our part time resident sloth was still hanging out. There she was and on closer examination (and with the help of chef Hilda, she of the eagle eyes) we saw that she was in the final stages of birth. You’ll not see the baby in this picture but we promise it’s there. Right after it was born the mother pulled it up to her underside where it will apparently stay constantly attached to her nipple for 4 to 5 weeks. Now that’s attachment parenting.
And the vulture? It seems like he was waiting for the afterbirth. Quite the nutritious snack.