Hoffman's Two-Toed Sloth

Choloepus hoffmanni

Body Length:19–27.5"
Weight:8–17 lbs.
Geographic Distribution:Nicaragua, western Venezuela, central Peru, southwestern Brazil, and central Bolivia
Habitat:Lowland and upland tropical rainforests
Wild Diet:Leaves, tender twigs, and fruit
Zoo Diet:Lettuce, spinach, celery, carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, canned primate diet, Hi-pro monkey chow, and vitamin K supplement
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:Tropic World

Hoffman's two-toed sloths are grayish-brown to beige with a greenish cast. Their face is dark. Their tail is absent or vestigial (functionless). They have a small, rounded head; a flattened face with small, hidden ears; and narrow, curved feet. Two digits on the forefeet are bound together with skin for the entire length. Each digit has a hooklike claw approximately 3 inches long. Their hind feet have three toes with hooklike claws. Their fur can grow to be up to 6 inches long.