The Two-toed Sloth inhabits parts of both Central and South America. They have two toes on their arms and three on their legs. Sloths are very slow moving animals, with a top speed of about 0.93 mph, but that's an all out sprint so you'll never see them do it. Typically they cruise around at about 0.19 mph.
On top of being slow movers, these guys have the slowest digestive system out of any mammal. It takes multiple weeks for something to go through their system, so they only have to poop once a week. When they do poop it is a task. They go down to the bottom of their favorite tree, dig a little hole with their tail, poop, and then cover it with leaves. It's a very dangerous trip to the bathroom because they're out in the open and moving around a lot, so over 50% of sloth deaths occur while they're pooping.
Although listed as Least Concern by the IUCN, their habitat is being threatened by human encroachment, so it's very important that we keep a close eye on them. Sloth breeding has been relatively unsuccessful in captivity, so having a breeding pair here at WCC is just that more exciting!
Pictured Above: Julia (Mom) and new baby boy Sid!, Oliver (Dad), Otto (son)