Two-toed sloths

Two-toed sloths

Order : Xenarthra
Family : Megalonychidae
Subfamily : Choloepinae

 

Facts about the subfamily Choloepinae, the two-toed sloths

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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