A pair of Linnaeus’ two-toed sloths sleep in a tree in their exhibit during their first introduction to the public at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper on Friday. According to the aquarium, the male and female sloths’ home was destroyed by deforestation in their native Guyana and they were taken to a rescue center. After experts determined the pair could not be released back into the wild, they found a new home at the aquarium. Two-toed sloths are nocturnal and sleep 15 to 18 hours a day. They eat mainly leaves and fruit, and they do everything upside down. They live to be 10 to 15 years old in the wild and can live more than 30 years in captivity. The aquarium’s pair is estimated to be about 4 years old.
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