Where in the world?
Tropical rain forests of South America.
Two-toed Sloths get their name from the two giant claws on their front paws that can grow as long as three inches and are perfect for climbing and hanging from trees.
Two-toed Sloths are solitary animals that spend most of their lives high up in the trees. They only venture to the ground to change trees, locate new food sources, or about once a week to go potty. Although they are nearly immobile on the ground, they are very competent swimmers.
The most common resting position for the sloth is curled up in the branches of a tree where they can resemble a termite nest or a knot in the wood. This, and the green color of their fur, provides great protection from predators.
Sloths are nocturnal, sleeping during the day and waking at night to eat berries, leaves, small twigs and fruits. They get water by lapping dew off of their food.
Did you know?
Two-toed sloths eat, sleep and even give birth upside down. Because of this posture, their internal organs have re-positioned over time and their hair is actually parted along their stomach and grows towards their back.