Two-toed sloths

Two-toed sloths

Order : Xenarthra
Family : Megalonychidae

 

Animals in the family Megalonychidae

Southern two-toed sloth
Facts about the family Megalonychidae, the two-toed sloths

The longevity of two-toed sloths is 29 years, according to Moeller (1975, quoted by Wetzel, 1982) but it may even be longer in Hoffmann's sloth (up to 32 years, according to Nowak's sources).

Other Comments Average life span of two-toed sloths is 20 years in the wild, ages of 30 to 40 years have been recorded in captivity. (Full text)

Physical Characteristics: Two-toed sloths are approximately two feet long with virtually no tail, and they weigh 9-18 pounds.

Two-toed sloths are found in Central America, throughout northern South America and in the Amazon basin. (Full text)

Two-toed sloths are found in Central America, throughout northern South America and in the Amazon basin.

Two-toed sloths are found in Central America, throughout northern South America and in the Amazon basin. (Full text)

Two-Toed Sloth Choloepus didactylus Physical Description Two-toed sloths are 21 to 29 inches long and weigh about 9 to 17 pounds. (Full text)

Two Toed Sloths are non-aggressive animals and they escape predators by hanging closely against a tree, and, thanks to the natural colors of their fur, blend in perfectly with the jungle!

Two-toed sloths are listed as Data Deficient by the IUCN, which means that there is insufficient data concerning their abundance and/or distribution to classify them as threatened. (Full text)

Two-toed Sloths are uncommon; we saw only a couple in Panama.

The brown three-toed and rare two-toed sloths are tree-dwelling leaf eaters with an incredibly sluggish, fermentation-based digestive system. (Full text)

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