Two-toed Sloth

Habitat Loss

Being nocturnal, two-toed sloths move very slowly and sleep for more than 15 hours during the day. They live an upside-down life hanging from tree branches high up in the canopy. They maintain this position even when they eat, sleep or breed. They only come down to the ground for defecation or reaching another tree.

The greatest threat to the survival of sloths is the destruction of their natural habitat. As southern two-toed sloths spend their life in trees, logging in rainforests destroys their habitats; hence, causing the species to lose their shelter and food source. Tigers, orangutans, elephants, rhinos and many other species are facing the same threat as their food and shelter are also in decline.

Agriculture is the primary driver of deforestation. Human activities such as urbanization, mining and trawling also contribute to habitat destruction. It is a pressing issue as the loss of habitat is the greatest threat to wildlife and lead to species extinction. All living things are interdependent on each other, sharing resources throughout the circle of life. If a habitat is destroyed, many lives are doomed. Nature is calling for help. It requires our care and respect to regain its balance. Donate to "Conservation Hero Supporting Programme". Help conserve their habitats. Let us live in harmony with what we need and what we love.

Where you can meet two-toed sloths in Ocean Park Hong Kong?

Come visit them at Emerald Trail in Amazing Asian Animals!