LINNE’S TWO-TOED SLOTHCholoepus didactylus
Conservation Status: Low Risk / Least Concern
Long bristly, gray –brown hair.
Up to 20 lbs.
Up to 30 years
Throughout South America
Females: 3 years; males: 4-5 years
Almost all vegetation, especially leaves, fruits, tubers.
Nocturnal and arboreal, will stay in trees most of the time.
1. Forelimbs are only slightly longer then hind-limbs, in Three-Toed Sloth’s forelimbs are more noticeably longer then hind- limbs.
2. A sloth’s fur is worn “upside down”; parting takes place along the belly not on the back allowing rain to drain off either side, therefore not collecting in the fur.
3. Come down from the trees to defecate once a week.
4. Good swimmers.
5. Closest relatives are anteaters.