two-toed sloth


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two-toed sloth

 (to͞o′tōd′)
n.
See sloth.
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Noun1.two-toed sloth - a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoottwo-toed sloth - a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot
tree sloth, sloth - any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
Choloepus, genus Choloepus - a genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth
2.two-toed sloth - relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foottwo-toed sloth - relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foot
tree sloth, sloth - any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
Choloepus, genus Choloepus - a genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth
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Translated literally as 'lazy bear', this grey furball is one of the country's famously sedentary mammalian residents, a two-toed sloth.
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Each creature-including the two-toed sloth, markhor, polar bear, African elephant, baboon, cobra, lion, pipistrelle bat, alligator and dingo and more-is accompanied by a brief discussion of its behavior, habitat, and diet.
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To learn what might drive tree descent, Pauli and other researchers compared a tree-descending species with a less fastidious, two-toed sloth.
Two-toed sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni) young become independent of their mothers between nine to twelve months of age in captivity (Veselovsky 1966, Meritt 1985, Partridge 1991).
Morphing a modern bison into a long-horned beast, a two-toed sloth into a giant ground sloth and an elephant into a mammoth, the programme will give a sense of the super-sized world.
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