How many species of sloths are left?



  1. 0 Votes

    There are six species of sloths, which can be divided into the family ‘bradypodidae’ and the family ‘megalonychidae.’

    Family Bradypodidae:
    -Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus)
    -Maned Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus torquatus)
    -Pale-Throated Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)
    -Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus)

    Family Megalonychidae:
    -Linnaues’ Two-Toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus)
    -Hoffman’s Two-Toed Sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni)

    The Maned Three-Toed Sloth is the only species currrently classified as endangered.

  2. jw
    0 Votes

    There are six species of tree sloth, 4 of them 3-toed and the others 2-toed.  There were at one point many other species of ground sloth which are now extinct, likely as a result of human migration to the western hemisphere.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!