3 Toed Sloth

Three Toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)

The 3 toed sloth

3 toed sloth image by: Stefan Laube

The Sloth Lives in the Rainforests of South America. It is about the size of a large cat or small dog. They move slowly through the trees and spend most of their lives in a small area.

Facts About the Three Toed Sloth

  • They are excellent swimmers!
  • The babies cling to their mothers bellies for around 9 months
  • The 3 toed sloth lives an average of 25-30 years
  • The average speed of the sloth is much less than one mile per hour