Native to the rainforests of South America, sloths spend pretty much all their time hanging upside down from branches of the tall trees they call their home.
They’re well-known for their chilled-out demeanour (fun fact: sloths hold the title for the slowest moving mammal), and you’d be forgiven that they are lazy as a result. Contrary to popular opinion, though, their slowness is a coping mechanism for their nutrient-sparse diet, which consists mainly of leaves, twigs, and dessert in the form of the occasional flower.
It’s a unique way of living to be sure, and we’ve barely scratched the surface of how quirky these furry creatures are (did you know, for example, that they poop just once a week!?)
OK…perhaps that was information overload, but if you’re as fond of sloths as we are, you’ll be delighted to know that we’ve pulled together eight must-watch sloth videos from the YouTube archives.
There’s something for everyone one, including baby sloths, sloth-related parodies, and even videos to suit the creative ones among you, too.