Choloepus – Two-toed sloths
Sloths do almost everything while hanging from trees, whether eating or sleeping or mating or – wait for it …. – even they give birth while hanging from the trees! And if you are a sloth and spent most of your life hanging from the trees, you need a very powerful grip. But despite a powerful grip, sloths surprisingly have half the muscle mass of other mammals.
Although sloths are considered of least concern in conservation, their numbers have been steadily declining in the wild over recent years. This is largely because of the destruction of their natural habitat, which needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Species in this genus
Can camouflage itself in trees with the help of algae growth on fur
The digestion process of tough leaves is very slow; it might even take up to 1 month to digest one meal