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  • n. A legendary red-furred ground-dwelling sloth-like creature said to live in the Amazon rainforests of Brazil and Bolivia.


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  • But the mere mention of the mapinguary, the giant slothlike monster of the Amazon, is enough to send shivers down the spines of almost all who dwell in the world’s largest rain forest.

    Archive 2007-07-08


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  • A sloth on the hunt cannot hurry
    And stinks to alert its shy quarry,
    So silence and guile
    And slow food's the style
    For the patient but foul mapinguary.

    December 22, 2015