Animal Class: Mammals
Height: 24-27 inches
Weight: 17.5 pounds
Habitat: They live in trees in the tropical and cloud forests of Central and South America
The Hoffman’s two-toed sloth is one of the world’s slowest mammals—so sedentary that algae grows on its furry coat. The plant gives it a greenish tint that is useful camouflage in the trees of its Central and South American rainforest home. Sloths are identified by the number of long, prominent claws that they have on each front foot. There are both two-toed and three-toed sloths.