The two-toed sloth is a slow-moving and arboreal mammal native to the rainforests of Central and South America. Recognized by their distinctive, hook-like claws and a mostly folivorous (leafy) diet, these sloths spend the majority of their lives hanging upside down from tree branches. With a slow metabolism and a deliberate pace, two-toed sloths are well-adapted to conserving energy, and they possess a unique fur pattern that provides camouflage in the dense canopy. Despite their unhurried lifestyle, they are strong swimmers and descend to the ground to defecate, contributing to nutrient cycling in their ecosystems.
- This vintage specimen was sourced from a private collection. It is being sold as-is without further cleaning or repairs.
- Measured along the outer curve
- Claw Lengths Range from 4.1 to 7 cm (1.6 to 2.8 in.)