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Photos: Slow-Moving and Ridiculously Cute Sloths

Hey!

(Image credit: Becky Cliffe, Swansea University)

Sloths are experts and saving energy and spend most of their lives upside dow.

Chillin' Sloth

A sloth at the edge of a forest in the Amazon.

(Image credit: Image courtesy of Robert Ewers)

A sloth at the edge of a forest in the Amazon.

Sweet Slowpokes

(Image credit: Becky Cliffe, Swansea University)

Famously sluggish sloths can take a month to digest a single leaf and can store a third of their bodyweight in urine and feces. Here, two young sloths are shown at the Costa Rica Sloth Sanctuary.

Baby Sloth

(Image credit: Becky Cliffe, Swansea University)

A sloth and its young.

Sloth Backpack

(Image credit: Becky Cliffe, Swansea University)

A sloth wears a backpack as part of a tracking project.

Adorable Animals

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Can you tell the sloths from the stuffed animals?

Sloth Sanctuary

(Image credit: Becky Cliffe, Swansea University)

A sloth at the Costa Rica Sloth Sanctuary.

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