The main predators of sloths are jaguars, large birds of prey and snakes. The sloth's long claws, which are more often used for climbing trees and hanging from branches, are its only defense against predators in the wild... More »

Sloths live in the rainforests of Central and South America. Two species of sloth live there today: the two-toed sloth and the three-toed sloth. More »

Sloths have giant claws that do not allow them to walk on the ground. Instead, they have to crawl on their bellies and pull themselves along using their claws. Sloths spend most of their time hanging in trees, where thei... More » Science Biology Zoology

Bradypus pygmaeus, known as pygmy three-toed sloth, is a critically endangered species because of human threats and predators. They are endemic to Isla Escudo de Veraguas, an island in Panama that is protected as a wildl... More »

The main predators of anteaters are big cats like mountain lions, jaguars, pumas and humans. Human hunters have been known to go after these normally shy animals for both food and sport. More »

Three-toed sloths eat leaves, shoots and fruit from the trees they live in, and in some cases will also eat small rodents or insects. Their diet lacks nutrition, and they get very little energy from it. It's speculated t... More »

Sloths eat leaves, shoots and fruits from trees and get most of their water from juicy plants. They are called folivores, since their diet consists of buds, tender shoots and leaves of the Cecropia tree. Some two-toed sl... More » Pets & Animals Mammals