18 to 34 inches with a weight of 8 to 19 lbs.
Habitat and Distribution
Rainforests of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Guyana, Suriname & Venezuela.
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.