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Two-toed sloth
Choloepus didactylus / Two-toed sloth

Two-toed sloth
Habitat
tropical rainforest
Continent
South America
Food
Leaves, buds and insects
Gestation/breeding period
11 months
Mode of life
Solitary
Class
Mammals
Order
Pilosa

Key facts

~ 80 cm
size

~ 11 kg
weight

~ 40 years
age

How endangered are Two-toed sloths?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Two-toed sloth
    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

The sloth has a very energy-saving lifestyle and a low body temperature of 30 to 34 degrees Celsius.

Animal keeper hangouts and feeding times


(Prof. Brandes House)

daily
3:30 pm
feeding without commentary


Two-toed sloth on the zoo tour

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