* Threatened or Endangered

Linnaeus's Two-Toed Sloth *

 : Choloepus didactylus

 : Mammal

 : Sloths live high in trees in tropical rainforests in Central
America and in northern South America.

 : Sloths eat leaves, young plant shoots, and fruit. They’ll
occasionally also eat insect larvae or an egg.




• Sloths stay high in the canopy of tropical rain forests.

• They live in a range of about 10 acres.

• Sloths get water from their food and by lapping dew off leaves and fruits.

• Food stays in their digestive systems for about a month.

• They only go to the bathroom about once a week.

• Sloths sleep about 15 hours a day and, as nocturnal animals, wake up to eat at night.

• They are very clumsy on the forest floor, but swim surprisingly well.