Sloths keep a gentle pace to help them go unseen by predators, such as harpy eagles and jaguars, who watch for moving prey when they hunt. But these adorable animals take leisure to the next level, moving slow enough for algae and fungi to grow on their fur, creating micro-biomes of life.
Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth and Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth
For our newest Animal Adventure, you're invited behind the scenes for a personal encounter with our adorable sloths. Slow down for a special experience you'll never forget!
Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.
The Animal Amigo program helps care for all of the animals at the Zoo by funding food, medical treatment, equipment, enrichment toys, and habitat improvement for the animals in our care. For a donation of $50 or more, you can sponsor a sloth at the Indianapolis Zoo. You will receive a plush, collector card, certificate and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board!Learn More