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Besides the fact that one has two toes on its forelimbs and the other three, they have different numbers of vertebrae (three-toed ones have nine; two-toed ones have six or seven). Also, Three-toed sloths have a small tail and its forelegs are substantially longer than the rear ones.
Hoffmann's Two-Toed Sloths are found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. They are arboreal, nocturnal and males tend to be solitary but females may live in small groups.
Sloths get bad press. In just about every language on the planet, the common name for these creatures has roughly the same meaning. The English have the “sloth” (one of the seven deadly sins).
Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni) has been extensively studied since the 1940s in some countries across its distribution range. However, several aspects of its biology remain unexplored or have been described superficially.
Throughout their history in captivity, there has been some difficulty in differentiating between the Two-toed sloth species - Hoffman’s two toed sloths (Choloepus hoffmanni) and Linne’s two toed sloths (Choloepus didactylus.) There have been different opinions over time as to how to tell the difference between these species.
HOFFANS TO’ - TOED SOTH Choloepus hoffmanni FUN FACTS THREATS AND CONSERVATION A major threat for Hoffman’s two-toed sloth is deforestation. There is much fragmentation of their habitat due to urban expansion, agricultural expansion, and logging. This fragmentation limits sloths’ abilities to breed.
Classification (HAGRID: 02293) Taxonomy Kingdom: Animalia. Choloepus hoffmanni Common name Hoffmann's two-toed sloth Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits Maximum longevity 41 years (captivity) Source John Gramieri, pers. comm. Sample size Medium Data quality Acceptable Observations.