Scientific Name: Choloepus didactylus, Choloepus hoffmanni

Found In: Central and South America/Tropical moist lowland and montane forest

Size: Adults average 18 to 33 inches in length and 9 to 19 pounds in weight

Diet: Herbivore. Diet in their native habitat consists of primarily berries, leaves, small twigs, and fruits; although, they have been known to eat insects or small prey on occasion.

Threat Level: Least Concern. Sloths face increasing pressure due to habitat loss and fragmentation.

Facts: Sloths are made to live upside down and are physically incapable of walking; they crawl when on the ground, but are good swimmers.

Virginia Zoo Sloths: females Honey and Trey and animal ambassador KC