Linnaeus's Two-Toed Sloth

Linnaeus's Two-Toed Sloth

Scientific Name

Choloepus didactylus

Range

Northern Central South America

Habitats

Rainforests

What do they eat?

Herbivore; foliage

Status

Least concern

Conservation Threats

Habitat destruction and taken for the pet trade

Fun Facts
  • They leave the trees only once a week to go to the bathroom
  • Their body is made up of only 25% muscle mass; most mammals have twice that
  • Their body temperature varies more than any other mammal. Depending on the environment, it can fluctuate between 75 degrees F and 91 degrees F
  • Good swimmers using the breaststroke technique
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