What do sloths mainly eat?

small vertebrates
insects
fruits
leaves
Sloths are clas­si­fied as fo­li­vores. Leaves, their main food source, provide very little energy or nu­tri­ents, and do not digest easily. Even as much as two-thirds of a well-fed sloth's body weight consists of the contents of its stomach.

Answers distribution

small vertebrates
insects
fruits
leaves
answers
flagFinland
0%
4%
2%
94%
50
flagVietnam
0%
0%
5%
94%
18
flagSweden
0%
2%
7%
89%
39
flagSwitzerland
4%
4%
2%
88%
42
flagthe Netherlands
2%
3%
8%
86%
96
flagNorway
0%
7%
7%
85%
28
flagCzech Republic
0%
5%
10%
85%
20
flagthe United Arab Emirates
4%
4%
6%
84%
44
flagItaly
1%
3%
13%
81%
58
flagAustria
8%
8%
4%
78%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
1%
9%
12%
76%
397
flagthe United States
1%
9%
15%
74%
266
flagGermany
3%
8%
13%
73%
215
flagPoland
4%
12%
14%
69%
16076
flagCanada
5%
11%
16%
66%
18
flagFrance
0%
20%
13%
65%
29
flagUnknown
4%
15%
16%
63%
907
flagRepublic of Ireland
6%
15%
16%
61%
59
flagSpain
0%
12%
28%
60%
25
flagIndia
1%
44%
13%
40%
52

Gender

men69%
women67%
small vertebrates
3%
3%
insects
12%
14%
fruits
14%
14%
leaves
69%
67%

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