Native to the rainforests of Central America,
the Pale-Throated Three-Toed Sloth is covered
with thick hair. They have three long claws on each arm, with
the middle claw extending beyond the others. Their brown hair
has a green colouration to it, due to a type of algae that grows
on thier bodies. These mammals lack both a tail and traditional
ears. The main distinction between a male and a female Pale-Throated
Three-Toed Sloth is a orange coloured patch of hair
on the males back.
The Pale-Throated Three-Toed Sloth
is a herbivore. They eat twigs, leaves, fruits and other vegetation
found in the rainforest canopy. You will not find these mammals
outside of their forest home, as they have low survivability
outside of the forest. They move very slow, taking weeks to
move from one area to another.
These solitary animals sleep for nearly 19 hours
a day suspended from the trees. Their sharp claws and even sharper
teeth are used for defense as well as eating, keeping predators
such as jaguars and other jungle cats at bay.