It is hard to guess what a Brown-throated sloth weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) on average weights 4 kg (8.81 lbs).
The Brown-throated sloth is from the family Bradypodidae (genus: Bradypus). It is usually born with about 272 grams (0.6 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 54.8 cm (1′ 10″). Usually, Brown-throated sloths have 1 babies per litter.
As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.
The brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) is a species of three-toed sloth found in the neotropical ecozone of Central and South America.It is the most common of the four species of three-toed sloth, and is found in the forests of South and Central America.
Animals of the same family as a Brown-throated sloth
We found other animals of the Bradypodidae family:
- Pale-throated sloth bringing 4.33 kilos (9.55 lbs) to the scale
- Maned sloth bringing 4.47 kilos (9.85 lbs) to the scale
Animals with the same weight as a Brown-throated sloth
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Bradypus variegatus:
- Black-flanked rock-wallaby with a weight of 4.57 kilos (10.08 lbs)
- Brazilian porcupine with a weight of 4.12 kilos (9.08 lbs)
- Pampas cat with a weight of 4.4 kilos (9.7 lbs)
- European hare with a weight of 3.82 kilos (8.42 lbs)
- Chinese pangolin with a weight of 4.67 kilos (10.3 lbs)
- White-throated guenon with a weight of 3.44 kilos (7.58 lbs)
- Hairy long-nosed armadillo with a weight of 4.44 kilos (9.79 lbs)
- Long-tailed marmot with a weight of 4.35 kilos (9.59 lbs)
- Red-tailed monkey with a weight of 3.54 kilos (7.8 lbs)
- Flat-headed cat with a weight of 3.53 kilos (7.78 lbs)
Animals with the same litter size as a Brown-throated sloth
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Brown-throated sloth: