Hoffmans Two Toed Sloth

Two Toed Sloth

Two Toed Sloth-1The Hoffman’s two-toed sloth weighs 12 pounds, on average, and can reach 27 inches in length. This small mammal has grayish-brown fur, with a pale face; the sloth’s hair often appears green due to the growth of a symbiotic algae.

Named for its slow movement, the Hoffman’s two-toed sloth spends nearly all of its time upside down in the treetops. The species eats, sleeps and even gives birth while hanging from its claws. The two-toed sloth is nocturnal, feeding at night on leaves and fruits.

Conservation Status: Least Concern
Least Concern - LC

Two Toed Sloth Two Toed Sloth-1

Stay tuned. Video coming soon!

Here are a few fun facts:

  • Large, hooked claws help the species hang from the treetops of its home.
  • Sloths even sleep in trees, and they sleep a lot—some 15 to 20 hours every day!
  • At night they eat leaves, shoots, and fruit from the trees and get almost all of their water from juicy plants.

Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 12 & over $7.00

Children 3 to 11 $5.00

Seniors 65+ $6.00

Children 2 years and under — FREE

Our Location

Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

Contact Us

Phone: 805.461.5080

Email us at info@charlespaddockzoo.org

zooeducation@atascadero.org

 

All Rights Reserved.