sloth

habitat

sloth

These animals are found in South America in the Amazon Rainforest. This tree dweller can be found in Columbia , Brazil and Venezuela. Sloths sleep 15 hours each day and they are active during day and night. This animal moves faster in trees than on ground. This species can move up to 100 feet per minute faster in trees, than they do on ground.

The sloth can be found in the thick leaves of the canopy. Sloths are surprisingly good swimmers. Sloths are lazy and sluggish. Wild sloths survive for 12 to 15 years, and sloths that live in zoos, have a lifespan of 40 years.

The sloth is an omnivore that eats plants and meat which is its prey.