Two-toed Sloth Choloepus didactylus

Two-toed Sloth
Two-toed Sloth
The Two-toed Sloth, also called Linnaeus's and the Southern Two-toed Sloth to distinguish it from Hoffmann's, comes from the Amazon Basin and north to Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas. It spends most of its time hanging around in trees and sleeps much of the day as it is mostly nocturnal.
Two-toed Sloth
Two-toed Sloth
Its mainly vegetarian diet does not provide it much energy. It can swim well, however, using its strong back legs for propulsion.
Two-toed Sloth
Two-toed Sloth
Two-toed Sloth
Although called the Two-toed Sloth, it's front limbs have two toes (hooked claws) on each and the back limbs have three like all other Sloths (the smaller, unrelated Three-toed Sloths).
Two-toed Sloth
The hooked claws that allow the animal to hang from branches
Two-toed Sloth
Two-toed Sloth
They sleep most of the day. Coat colour can vary from reddish brown, dark brown and sandy offwhite.
Two-toed Sloth
Two-toed Sloth
Two-toed Sloth
Their long hair grows in the opposite direction to most mammals so that it hangs downwards when they are, as usually, upside down. Male and female have a similar appearance.