Sloth are mammals indigenous to the rain forest.
Sloth in Foreign Languages:
Cherokee: nvgidiganvsdi udanulv
Croatian: ljenjivac / tipavac
Esperanto: bradipo / virbradipo
/ bradipino bradipido / virbradipido /
French: paresseux / aï
Hungarian: lajhár / letidýr
Ido: bradipo / bradipulo / bradipino
/ bradipyuno / bradipyunulo / bradipyunino
Portuguese: bicho-preguiça / preguiça
Swahili: mvivu-miti / slothu
Size: Sloths have a body length of 21 to 29
inches and they weigh 10 to 20 pounds.
Habitat: Sloths are found in Central America
and South America. Sloths inhabit the tropical forests
and cloud forests.
Description: Sloths are medium sized mammals,
they have long, sharp claws which they use to get good
grip when they are climbing trees or hanging from branches.
They have strong limbs and small heads, tiny eyes and
ears, and a small tail hidden beneath their fur.
Diet: Sloths eat leaves, buds, insects and fruit.
Sloths will occasionally eat small reptiles and birds.
Behavior: Sloths are very slow moving and they
spend the majority of their time in trees. Sloths are
nocturnal; they are most active at night and sleep all
Gestation: Sloth carry their young for
7 to 10 months depending on the species.
Did You Know?
Sloths sleep 15 to 20 hours a day.
Birth: Newborn sloth are 12 to 16 ounces at
birth and they measure 10 inches long.
Sexually Mature: Sloths are sexually mature
between the ages of 2 to 5 years of age. Females typically
mature before males.
Life Span: Sloths live 10 to 15 years
in the wild. Sloths are preyed upon by jaguars,
birds of prey and snakes.
Did You Know?
Sloths will come to ground once per
week to defecate.
Social Structure: Sloths are solitary animals
and only come together to mate.