Native to Guyana's Tropical Rainforest
unused, from Guyana in 2011
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As the name implies, they have only two toes on their forefeet, although, like other sloths, they have three toes on the hindfeet. They are also larger than three-toed sloths, 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, and the absence of a tail.
Two-toed sloths spend most of their life hanging from trees, and are generally nocturnal animals. They are somewhat more active than three-toed sloths.
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Here is a postcard of a Three-Toed Sloth....
Foto Jacques Robin
unused, bought in 2009
We saw two sloths in Costa Rica! One was climbing, slowly, from tree to tree.
They are very remarkable animals.