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Two-toed Sloth Choloepus didactylus


The two-toed sloth lives in the trees of tropical forests.

Diet in the wild

Leaves, fruits, nuts, berries, bark, native flowers and small rodents

Diet at the Zoo

Fruits, vegetables and hard-boiled eggs

Fascinating Facts

  • Females give birth upside down
  • Take up to one month to digest their food
  • Cannot walk so they pull hand-over-hand to move
  • Will drop from trees into the water to swim across rivers
  • Algae grows on fur, giving them a greenish tint