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Linne's two-toed sloth

Choloepus didactylus
Berry the sloth in the treetops looks at the camera

Life in the trees
Sloths are adapted for life in the treetops. Their long curved claws provide a powerful grip as they hang from branches. At night, they move slowly through the trees, eating leaves, shoots and fruit. They sleep hanging in the trees, with their arms and legs close together and their head tucked between their limbs, often looking like part of the tree.

Sloths don’t make good pets
The exotic pet trade is very harmful to wild sloths. Each year, thousands of wild animals including sloths are captured, and many of them are injured or perish. The animals that survive are often too challenging or dangerous for the average person to care for.