A baby Linné’s two-toed sloth received its first health check at the San
Diego Zoo this week. The baby, born Oct. 12, 2016, now weighs 1.43
pounds (.65 kilograms), and staff saw four teeth during the exam. A hair
sample was sent to a lab for analysis to determine if the baby is male
or female, since it is difficult to determine the sex of a sloth at this
age. Details on Zoonooz.
Sloths are mammals classified in the families Megalonychidae (two-toed sloths) and Bradypodidae (three-toed sloths), including six extant species.They are classified in the order Pilosa because they are related to anteaters, which sport a similar set of specialized claws.