Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Three-toed Sloth
Three-toed Sloth

Scientific Name: Bradypus tridactylus

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Canopy

Fun Facts:

  • Spend nearly their entire lives in the trees.
  • Climb down to the ground to go to the bathroom.
  • Are excellent swimmers.
  • Algea lives in their fur, wich gives them a green tinge.
  • Two thirds of a sloth's bodyweight may be the contents of its stomach, for the digestive process can take as long as a month.