Species Spotlight: Sloth


Questions and answers

Where does the three-toed sloth live?
The three-toed sloth is an arboreal animal, inhabiting the tropical forests of Central and South America. Feeding, sleeping, mating, and giving birth all happen in the trees.

How many groups of sloths are there?
There are two groups of sloths – two-toed sloths have two claws on their front limbs and three-toed sloths have three claws on all four limbs.

How much do sloths eat?
Sloths eat very little food a day since digestion takes a long time to complete, sometimes days or even weeks.


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