Two-toed sloths move so deliberately and slowly, they are considered one of the slowest animals on the planet. They range in length from 21 – 29 inches, giving them the size of a small dog. They have four long limbs of equal length, that each end in two curved claws; they use these to hang from trees, usually upside down, for most of their days.

Sloths sleep up to 15 hours a day, and are most active at night, which makes them nocturnal. Their metabolism is very slow as well, and they generally only need to defecate once a week! 

Two-toed sloths have tiny molars that continuously grow, like a human’s hair or finger nails, but their growth is kept under control by the constant grinding and chewing of food.

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Location: TBD

Arrived at EPZ: The sloth has not arrived yet! We anticipate our sloth will be on exhibit in the spring of 2021! Make a "First Friend" donation and be one of the first to meet the sloth in person, among other exclusive benefits - https://tickets.elmwoodparkzoo.org/Webstore/shop/viewitems.aspx?CG=slth&C=1stf