Hoffmann’s two-toed sloths are solitary, largely nocturnal, arboreal animals. These sloths spend most of their time in trees, though they may travel across the ground to move to a new tree. Hoffman’s two-toed sloths are some of the world’s slowest mammals—so slow, in fact, that algae grows on their furry coat. The plant gives them a greenish tint that serves as camouflage in their dense rainforest habitats.
Interesting Fact 1
Large, hooked claws help Hoffman’s two-toed sloths hang from the trees without exerting too much energy.
Interesting Fact 2
By night, they eat leaves, shoots, and fruit from the trees and get almost all their water from juicy plants.
Interesting Fact 3
Sloths even sleep in trees, and they sleep a lot—some 15 to 20 hours every day. Even when awake, they often remain motionless and almost completely silent.
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