If you spend any amount of time online, you probably have come across a picture or video of a sloth. They are slow-moving creatures that are perhaps some of the cutest things that are on the face of the earth. In fact, people will go out of their way to ensure that they see everything that is available about sloths, especially when they are babies. These amazing creatures have the ability to melt hearts but when you get several of them together, it is impossible not to fall in love with them.
You can typically find the sloth in a tropical rain forest. They live in the wild but unfortunately, they also need a helping hand from time to time. There are even sloth rescues that look after these baby animals and ensure that they are able to get back out in the wild again, safe and sound. Sloths are very similar to a monkey and one of the more interesting things about them is the fact that they are slow. In fact, three toed sloths are the slowest animals in the world! They look like monkeys but they are more closely related to an armadillo or and Aardvark.
Would you like to take care of a sloth? If you travel to the area of the rain forest, you may just have an opportunity to do so. It is not recommended that you keep one as a pet but when a baby loses its mother, there are rescues that take care of them and they may welcome the assistance. Imagine having such a critter nearby!
National Geographic has written extensively about these animals. They also have a theory as to why they may move so slowly. Since they don’t move quickly, they are not as easy to detect by predators. In addition to moving slowly, they may also have algae that grows on them and it works as a natural camouflage.
In Costa Rica, there is a sloth sanctuary that gets the public up close and personal with these amazing animals. If there is a sloth that is left behind, regardless of the reason, the sanctuary will care for it.
Sloths also make extremely cute noises. Between their face and their chatter, it is almost too cute to handle.
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