The Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus
) lives in Central and South America in tropical forests. It is most famous for its arboreal lifestyle and its incredible slow movements... When it is on the ground, it is rather helpless, because the brown-throated three-toed sloth is built for a life in the trees, with its curved feet for tree-grabbing and the weakness of its limbs to support its own weight. It can sleep as much as twenty hours a day and reaches a speed of .1 to .3 miles per hour horizontally. They hide from their predators high in the trees, like the jaguar or the leopard. They are vulnerable to deforestation and habitat fragmentation, because of their slow movement and their special diet needs.
The Bolivian three-toed sloth, brown-throated sloth, brown-throated three-toed sloth is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species