Two Toed


· South America

· Spend their entire lives upside down

· Slow moving

· Good Swimmers

· Determine two toed sloths or three toed sloths by looking at front claws

· Their teeth have no enamel meaning bacteria collects around their teeth so when they bite down on other organisms to defend themselves they will cause a bacterial infection.

· Lifespan in Captivity: 30+ years

· Lifespan in Wild: 10-15 years


As the name implies, they have only two toes on their forefeet, although like other sloths, they have three toes on the hindfeet, having a body length of between 58 and 70 centimetres, and weighing 4-8 kilograms.

Other distinguishing features include a more prominent snout, longer fur, the absence of a tail, big eyes, and their back and front legs are close to equal in length.


The two-toed sloth is a species of sloth from South America, found in Venezuela, the Guyanas, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil north of the Amazon River.

It is a solitary, nocturnal and arboreal animal, found in rainforests. It is able to swim, making it possible to cross rivers and creeks.

The two-toed sloth’s main enemies are man, large birds of prey like the Harpy Eagle and Crested Eagle, and wild cats like the Ocelot and Jaguar.


The diet of the camel mostly consists of foliage, dry grasses and available desert   vegetation, mostly thorny plants growing in the camel’s natural habitat. They keep their mouth open while chewing thorny food.

They use their lips to grasp the food, then chew each bite 40-50 times.