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Hoffman's Two-Toed Sloth The name &quot;two-toed sloth&quot; erroneously describe the number of toes. They have two fingers in their hands (in the thoracic limbs) and three toes in their feet (in the pelvic limbs). The name &quot;two-toed&quot; sloth is misleading, although widely used. Other distinguishing features include a more prominent snout, longer fur, and the absence of a tail.<br />
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I saw this baby sloth at a zoo that I went to specifically because the sloth had just been born and I wanted to see it. It was almost a month old. Choloepus hoffmanni,Geotagged,Hoffman's Two-Toed Sloth,Hoffmanns two-toed sloth,Spring,United States,baby sloth,captivity,sloth,zoo Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Hoffman's Two-Toed Sloth

The name "two-toed sloth" erroneously describe the number of toes. They have two fingers in their hands (in the thoracic limbs) and three toes in their feet (in the pelvic limbs). The name "two-toed" sloth is misleading, although widely used. Other distinguishing features include a more prominent snout, longer fur, and the absence of a tail.

I saw this baby sloth at a zoo that I went to specifically because the sloth had just been born and I wanted to see it. It was almost a month old.

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  1. Sweet!
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks :) Posted one year ago

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Hoffmann's two-toed sloth is a species of sloth from Central and South America. It is a solitary, largely nocturnal and arboreal animal, found in mature and secondary rainforests and deciduous forests. The common name commemorates the German naturalist Karl Hoffmann.

Similar species: Anteaters And Sloths
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Feb 23, 2018. Captured Jun 7, 2014 11:44 in 3 Maple St, Mendon, MA 01756, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/395s
  • ISO3200
  • 300mm