Husbandry Considerations for Choloepus Senses


National Aquarium,
Jeff Day, Tim Phelps




Procreate, Adobe Photoshop


Two-toed sloths (Choloepus) have limited vision and hearing, which informs the way human caretakers interact with them. Created in collaboration with the National Aquarium, this poster describes Choloepus vision and hearing for an audience of people involved in sloth husbandry and an informed lay audience. The top illustration shows the rarely-illustrated eye anatomy of a sloth, depicted in the orbit. An inset compares models of full color vision and Choloepus vision. Two sloth portraits contextualize the orbit and external ear. The bottom banner describes best practices for sloth caretakers.

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