Brown-throated sloths are the most common of the three-toed sloths. Physiologically, three-toed sloths are more like reptiles than mammals, as they do not keep their body temperature constant, but let it fluctuate as the external temperature goes up and down. This means they can only live in the tropics.
Scientific name: Bradypus variegatus
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The following habitats are found across the Brown-throated sloth distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.
Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Unknown
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1