Two-toed Sloth Choloepus didactylus

Habitat

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

  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400