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  • Baby Sloth Luca

  • Baby Sloth Luca

Two Toed
Sloth

ABOUT LUCA

We are so exited to have Luca! Such a cute baby. Come see him!

DESCRIPTION

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.

HABITAT

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.

DIET

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.

WHERE DO THEY LIVE

camel

CONSERVATION STATUS

dom-red-list-status