Sloths are mammals that are known for their slowness of movement. Most of their time is spent hanging upside down on trees. These animals are found in tropical rainforests of South America and Central America. The meaning of the word ‘sloth’ is ‘laziness. Therefore this name suits these animals with a low metabolism rate. Some sloths are two-toed, whereas the other sloths are three-toed. Six extant species of sloths have been currently identified. Their slowness assists them in avoiding the gaze of predatory hawks and cats that hunt by sight. Even though these creatures are helpless on the ground, their ability to swim is rather useful.
Baby sloths are reliant on their mothers to teach them to survive. They are adorable as well as fragile. The baby will cling on to the mother’s fur after its birth and crawl onto her chest for safety. Baby sloths are born ready with their eyes open, fully formed teeth, and sharp claws. The ones in human facilities sleep for an average of 15 hours a day. The Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica has been functioning since 1997 and is an officially authorized rescue center. Their aim is to rescue, rehabilitate, research, and release sloths and conserve the sloths’ natural habitat, the Costa Rican rainforest.
A video of a cute little pair of sloths having an interesting conversation surfaced on the internet. The two adorable animals were caught talking to each other at the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. It was such a beautiful moment captured on video. Although we can’t understand a single word they say, their delicate voices surpass all the levels of cuteness. The sound they produce almost sounds like an “aaaargh”. Even though most of you have seen other animals talk, we are pretty sure that you haven’t seen sloth’s talk. So don’t forget to have a look at this adorable video and share it with your family and friends.
You can also virtually adopt a Sloth at slothsanctuary.com