Three-Toed Sloth Skull Replica


The Three-toed or Three-fingered Sloths are arboreal neotropical mammals. They are the only members of the genus Bradypus (meaning “slow-footed”) and the family Bradypodidae.


Three-Toed Sloth Skull Replica measures 2.9 inches. Three-Toed Sloth Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Three-toed Sloth or Bradypus tridactylus are tree-living mammals from Latin America. Famously slow-moving, the three toed sloth travels or Bradypus tridactylus at an average speed of 0.15 mph.

Three-toed sloth or Bradypus tridactylus are about the size of a small dog or a large cat, with the head and body having a combined length around 18 in. and a weight of 8 to 10 lbs.

The Three toed sloths have short tails of 2 to 3 in., and they have three clawed toes on each limb. All sloths have three digits on their hind limbs; the difference is found in the number of digits on the forelimbs; thus they are sometimes referred to as three-fingered sloths.

Three-toed sloth or Bradypus tridactylus are agile swimmers. The offspring cling to their mother’s bellies for around nine months. They cannot walk on all four limbs, so they must use their front arms and claws to drag themselves across the rain forest floor.

Three-toed sloth or Bradypus tridactylus are tree-dwelling, with a body adapted to hang by their limbs. They live high in the canopy, but descend once a week to defecate on the forest floor. Their long, coarse fur often appears greenish, not due to pigment, but to algae growing on it.

Three-toed sloth or Bradypus tridactylus greenish color and their sluggish habits provide an effective camouflage; hanging quietly, sloths resemble a bundle of leaves. Large, curved claws help sloths to keep a strong grip on tree branches.

Three-toed sloth or Bradypus tridactylus move between different trees up to four times a day, although they prefer to keep to a particular type of tree, which varies between individuals, perhaps as a means of allowing multiple sloths to occupy overlapping home ranges without competing with each other.

Three-toed sloth or Bradypus tridactylus are predominantly diurnal, although they can be active at any hour of the day, while two-toed sloths are nocturnal.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 2.9 in
Three Toed Sloth Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Pilosa
Suborder: Folivora
Family: Bradypodidae
Genus: Bradypus
Type species: Bradypus tridactylus