Linne's two-toed sloth

Sloth

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Our Standard Adoption scheme includes all this for just £50.00:

  • A special Adoption Certificate.
  • A car sticker.
  • Stickers.
  • A bookmark.
  • A photo of a Linne's two-toed sloth.
  • One adult day ticket
  • Animal fact sheet, so you'll know all about the Linne's two-toed sloth.
  • Access to the online Adopters Zone.
  • Recognition on the adopter board at the Linne's two-toed sloth enclosure.

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We also have a group adoption scheme for just £55 which is perfect for schools & clubs – call us on 01962 777988 to find out more.

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Your additional £50 could help towards the cost of a hospital unit for newborn animals or towards the installation of essential CCTV equipment to monitor expectant mothers in their living quarters.

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About the Linne's two-toed sloth

What do I eat?

The two-toed sloth uses its long forearms to pull leaves, tender twigs and fruit towards its mouth to eat.

Where do I live?

The Linne’s two-toed sloth lives most of its life up in the trees of the tropical moist lowland and montane forests of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana; Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.

Breeding

The mother sloth gives birth upside down to a single young who will hook its small claws into the fur of its mother’s front to hold on. By five months the infant will regularly feed away from its mother but they will stay in contact with each other for two years.

Predators

When the sloth are down on the forest floor they are vulnerable to ocelots, jaguar and other cats but if threatened the sloth is capable of inflicting severe wounds with their teeth and long, clawed forefeet.

Conservation

The two-toed sloth is found in large numbers in protected areas and is not commonly hunted by people.

Fast facts

Status Least Concern

Size Head and body length 54-74cm

Weight 4-8.4kg

Gestation About 10 months but it is highly variable (5.5-11.5 months)

Young 1

Life span Up to 40 years

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Did you know?

Two-toed sloths are nocturnal and solitary.

A whole host of invertebrates can be found within the hair of wild sloth as well as algae and fungi growing on the hair!

Claws are used to hang from tree branches and can be 7.5cm long.

Nearly all mammals have 7 neck vertebrae but two-toed sloths might have 6 or 7, sometimes 8!

They can swim and they use the breast stroke.

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