Two-toed Sloth Choloepus didactylus

Couch potato alert! Arguably the slowest-moving mammals in the world, sloths will only descend from the forest canopy to move to another tree or go to the bathroom.

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ORIGIN:
Central and South America

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HABITAT:
Rainforests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
9-18 lbs
Length: 2 ft

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DIET:
Fruits, leaves and insects

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PREDATORS:
Jaguars and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Long, sharp claws

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REPRODUCTION:
9-month gestation; sexually mature at 3-5 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
28 yrs in human care

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