Litter Size

How many babies does a Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths are in a litter?

A Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 270 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 364 grams (0.8 lbs) and measure 7.6 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Megalonychidae family (genus: Choloepus). An adult Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth grows up to a size of 69 cm (2′ 4″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Linnaeus's two-toed sloth is 1

Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus), also known as the southern two-toed sloth, unau, or Linne’s two-toed sloth is a species of sloth from South America, found in Venezuela, the Guyanas, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil north of the Amazon River. There is now evidence suggesting the species’ range expands into Bolivia.

Other animals of the family Megalonychidae

Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth is a member of the Megalonychidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth

Other animals that usually reach the age of 27.75 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth

What other animals weight around 6.61 kg (14.57 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth

Also reaching around 69 cm (2′ 4″) in size do these animals: