[Choloepus didactylus]
  Habitat:  Tropical moist lowland and montane forest
  Length: 21-29”
  Weight: 9-17 lbs
  Gestation: 10 months
  Number of Young: 1
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  
  -  Known as the slowest animals in the world due to their slow metabolism and slow sleepy movements
  -  Stay hanging in one tree, usually upside down, for very long periods, coming down to the forest floor only once a week to defecate
  -  Have specialized hair that encourages algae growth; will eat the algae in food shortages and acts as camouflage
  -  Sleep as much as 15 hours a day and active only at night to eat



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