Longevity in the wild is 12 years and in captivity 31 years. Mortality in the wild can be due to age, death by natural predation, hunting by humans for bushmeat, and loss of habitat due to deforestation.
Status: wild: 12 hours.
Status: captivity: 31 hours.
Status: captivity: 32.1 years.
- McKenzie, A., G. Ernst, Z. Taranu. 2005. "Behavioural Studies and Rehabilitation of Sloths in Parque Natural Metropolitano " (On-line pdf). Accessed November 05, 2009 at http://www.mcgill.ca/files/pfss/Sloths_Report.pdf.