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Hoffman's Two-toed Sloth

(Choloepus hoffmanni)

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A brown or tan mammal with long, coarse hair; sometimes fur has a greenish tinge; round head with short snout; face light brown; two long, curved claws on each front leg, three on each rear leg; to 70cm (28in). (Perezoso de Dos Dedos, Perico Ligero, Cúcula). This species regulated in Costa Rica for conservation purposes.


Wet and drier forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; arboreal, often in trees crowded with epiphytes and vines; hangs upside down from tree branches; nocturnal; by day, curled up on tree branch or in fork.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Hoffman's Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni), Costa Rica