Learn about Suri the Sloth!


Live in: Trees most of their life in Central and South American rainforests

Eat: Leaves, plant shoots, and fruit found in trees. They get most of their water from the food they eat

Fun Fact: Sloths are the slowest mammal on the planet.  They move so slowly that algae (a green micro-organism) can grow in its fur. The green algae helps hide the sloth in the trees. 

Misconception: Think a sloth is a bear? Or a monkey? No, it’s actually it’s own group of animals called Xenarthrans  It’s actually more closely related to Anteaters than monkeys or bears.

Interesting Fact: Sloths hang from trees using their claws, they even sleep hanging from trees.  And, they sleep A LOT! 15-20 hours a day.