Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Creature Feature! Two-Toed Sloth

Just for Kids

March 13, 2021

Clyde Peeling's Reptiland

Two-Toed Sloth | March 13, 2021

Reptiland has partnered with Lake Tobias Wildlife Park to bring you face-to-face with fascinating species not normally exhibited here at Reptiland. See these animals up-close and learn about them from knowledgeable experts.

Two-toed sloths are found in Central and South America. They are named for the two toes on their front feet (even though they have three toes on their back feet). Sloths spend most of their lives hanging upside down in the treetops and seldom move. Because the rainforest is so hot and humid, sloths will begin growing small plants and moss in their hair, giving them a green appearance. This also helps to camouflage them within their surroundings. Because sloths are made for hanging, they cannot walk. If they are found on the ground, they will drag themselves around on their stomachs. However, sloths are said to be extremely good swimmers! Sloths generally only come down from a tree to defecate and will even give birth while hanging upside down. Sloths eat fruit, leaves, and flowers and have the slowest digestive system—it takes them up to 1 month to digest a meal!

Don’t miss this lazy yet lovable animal on March 13!

source: https://www.laketobias.com/animals/two-toed-tree-sloth/


 

 

 

 

 


























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