One does not simply cross the road, especially if one is a… sloth.

 The unexpected passerby went on an adventure in Quevedo, central Ecuador. But the sloth’s engine ran out in the middle of the road. That’s when the local police went on the most adorable rescue mission and commemorated it by posting pictures on their Facebook page. The little traveller had gained many fans who were glad to know that the story ended well.

But the most important question still remains: why did the sloth cross the road..?

Sloths are extremely slow-moving mammals found in the rainforest canopies of Central and South America. There are two species of sloths:two-toed and three-toed. Most sloths are about the size of a small dog and they have short, flat flat heads. Their hair is grayish brown but, at times they look grey-green in color because they move so slowly that tiny camouflaging algae grow all over their coats.

Some sloths stay in the same tree for years. Their huge hooked claws and long arms allow them to spend most of their time hanging upside-down from trees. Since they have a slow metabolism, they need very little food. They feed on fruit, leaves, buds, and young twigs. Sloths also sleep upside-down for up to 18 hours at a time. Mothers also give birth to babies upside-down. Babies cling to their mothers until they are able to take care of themselves.

Responses to "Amazon Sloth lost on a highway prove us how humans have invaded their territory."

  1. Unknown says:

    I'm glad it waited for help instead of wandering onto the road.

  2. Unknown says:

    Awwwwww he is so cute. Glad it's ok. I want one

  3. I have always been fond of sloths. Look at that face! so adorable!!!

  4. It does look quite pleased with itself doesn't it? I'm glad it waited as well. We all know it's speed is no match for racing automobiles and it wouldn't have stood much of a chance. Even if no cars were in sight, it could start out and by the time it got to the middle of the road, it could be all over for the poor thing. Good luck little buddy. Cute smile.

  5. duskbear says:

    Awwwwww he is soooooo cuuuuute!!!! Thank you for helping him out!!!!

  6. I'm glad he waited. Smart little guy.

  7. Unknown says:

    Have to ask just how did he get there to begin with. Animals are hungry and leaving their natural habitats all around the world.. Glad he is okay.. for now.

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