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Linne’s two-toed sloth +

Choloepus didactylus

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • Linne’s toe-toed sloth
  • Linne’s toe-toed sloth

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As an adaptation to their diet that is often lacking in nutrients, the metabolism and mobility of sloths is extremely slow. They usually move through the branches in slow motion. Sloths live in symbiosis with green algae that find the perfect living conditions on their fur. In turn, the algae colour the sloths’ fur green, providing them with a perfect camouflage in the trees. Status according to Red List: Least Concern (LC)

Classification:

Order: hairy xenarthrans (Pilosa), family: twotoed sloths; related to anteaters

Diet:

Leaves, young shoots, flowers, fruits, buds, various insects, eggs and rodents

Habitat:

Tropical rainforests, forest edges, river banks, mostly in the canopy

Reproduction:

Gestation time: approx. 6–8 months, one young; sexual maturity at 2–3 years; maximum age: over 36 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Status according to Red List:

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