Southern Two-Toed Sloths are found in the secondary
forest. Southern Two-Toed Sloths are located in Venezuela,
Guiana's south to Ecuador, Peru and the Amazon Basin
The Southern Two-Toed Sloths are 18-34 inches and weighs
8 3/4 -19 lbs. Southern Two-Toed Sloths have gray-brown,
coarse fur that helps camouflage the sloth. Sloths are
most active at night, and their slow movements make
them difficult to detect in the forest canopy. The two-toed
sloths front legs have two hooked claws, while their
backlegs have three hooked claws. The body temperature
of the sloth is thought to be the lowest of any mammal,
which would also account for their slow movements.
Sloths live a solitary life, unless breeding. Sloth
gestation is 11 months, they typically give birth to
a single baby at a time. The mother will carry the sloth
with them for the first six months of life.
Jaguars, Ocelots, and large eagles all prey on sloths,
outside of camoflauge their is little they can do to
defend themselves against predators.
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