Sloth hangs from a branch and eats leaves.

Two-toed Sloth

At A Glance

  • Location: Select Wildlife Presentations at Wegeforth Bowl
  • Conservation Status: Stable
  • Linnaeus's two-toed sloths live in the trees in tropical and cloud forests of South America. They make their way along branches slowly but surely, hanging by their 3- to 4-inch-long curved claws. Their slow-motion lifestyle has a lot to do with the relatively low nutritional value of what they eat—mostly leaves, stems, buds, and some fruit—which they digest slowly through a large, four-chambered stomach, like a cow. At the Zoo, guests can occasionally see our two-toed sloth animal ambassadors making special appearances.

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