There is one two-toed sloth at the Zoo, a female named Janis. Janis was born in 1991 and came to the Zoo in 1992. Characteristic of her name, Janis sleeps most of the day. When she is alert, she spends most of her time hanging upside-down from the top of the exhibit.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Least concern. While the population may be decreasing, the two-toed sloth occupies many tropical forest areas which are protected by law.
This sloth lives in areas of the northern portion of South America, between Venezuela, the Guyanas, and northern Brazil.
The two-toed sloth is an herbivore that eats leaves, tender twigs and fruit. The two-toed sloth seldom drinks water because it acquires sufficient moisture through its diet.