| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||Central & South America
||60 cm (23.6 inches)
||3.5 - 5.2 Kgs (7.7 - 11.5 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
30 - 40 Yrs
The Brown-Throated Sloth is the most common of the four species of three-toed sloth. They have a body length of approximately 60 cms (23.6 inches) and they weigh between 3.5 and 5.2 kgs (7.7 - 11.5 lbs).
Brown-Throated Sloths are found in the forests of Central and South America.
Brown-Throated Sloths feed on variety of leaves, flowers and fruit.
After a gestation period of 5 - 8 months, Brown-Throated Sloths give birth to a single youngster. They are weaned at 4 months old and they reach sexual maturity at 3 - 5 years of age.
Predators of the Brown-Throated Sloth include jaguars and other felids, birds of prey and owls.
Subspecies of the Brown-Throated Sloth are:
Bradypus variegatus boliviensis
Bradypus variegatus brasiliensis
Bradypus variegatus ephippiger
Bradypus variegatus gorgon
Bradypus variegatus infuscatus
Bradypus variegatus trivittatus
Bradypus variegatus variegatus
Brown-Throated Sloths are also known as:
Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth
Linnaeus's Two-Toed Sloth
Maned Three-Toed Sloth
Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth
Hoffmann's Two-Toed Sloth