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sloth

member of the order Edentata of anteaters. A shaggy-haired, multicolored arboreal animal remarkable for its immobility and slowness of movement when it does move. It spends much time hanging by its paws in a belly-up, face-up position. There are several genera including the three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) and the two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus).
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Hematological and serum chemistry profiles of free-ranging southern two-toed sloths in French Guiana.
Tooth number and lack of enamel are the only commonalities between the two sloth taxa, as the two-toed sloths display the typical megalonychid condition of a triangular anterior tooth (caniniform) separated from the posterior molariforms by a diastema; a feature lacking in three-toed sloths.
The research was part of an ongoing monitoring programme in which males and female two-toed sloths across the study site were located, tagged and genetically tested.
Two-toed sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni) young become independent of their mothers between nine to twelve months of age in captivity (Veselovsky 1966, Meritt 1985, Partridge 1991).
Other new additions include two goldenhead lion tamarins, two two-toed sloths and hundreds of tiny baby seahorses.