Two-toed sloths

Two-toed sloths

Order : Xenarthra
Family : Megalonychidae
Subfamily : Choloepinae
Genus : Choloepus

 

Animals in the genus Choloepus

Southern two-toed sloth
Facts about the genus Choloepus, the two-toed sloths

Choloepus is more commonly found in zoos than Bradypus, as the later has a low survival rate in captivity outside of the tropics.

However, this supports the earlier statement that Choloepus is much quicker than Bradypus.

The structure of hair of both Bradypus and Choloepus is conducive to algae growth in that there are crevasses and cracks along the entire length of the hair.

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

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 found in Central America, throughout northern South America and in the Amazon basin. (Full text)

Baby two-toed sloths are weaned from their Mamas milk after six weeks but remain with their Mothers for another five months.

Two-Toed Sloths are generally found in Central and northern South America, including portions of Brazil and Peru.

The 2 species of two-toed sloths are the true two-toed sloth and the Hoffman's two-toed sloth (affectionately known as Tothman's sloth and rumored to inhabit southwestern Pennsylvania).

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!

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