Linnaeus Two Toed Sloth Natural History
18 to 34 inches (86 cm) with a weight of 8 to 19 lbs (8.6 kg).
Habitat and Distribution
This species inhabits the rainforests of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Guyana, Suriname & Venezuela.
They have a lifespan of between 20 to 30 years.
These are herbivores feeding on a variety of fruits and leaves.
Groups and Breeding
Sloths do not pair for life and spend much of their time apart. However, after mating they go through a gestation of around 6 months. Generally they will give birth to a single baby.
The IUCN Red List classes them as least concern however, they do face a wide variety of risks (caused by humans), which include deforestation and death / injury from vehicles with many major roads now passing through many parts of their range.
These animals do not often go to the toilet, with food taking anything from 6 to 21 days to pass through their digestive system.
The Linnaeus Two Toed Sloth During Your Day Out in Kent
Our Linnaeus two toed sloths share an enclosure with southern three banded armadillo, southern tamandua, Senegal bush babies and a plantain squirrel upstairs in the chimpanzee house.