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The Sloths are Coming

June 23, 2014

Appropriately, this story took three years to crawl into my consciousness. The world’s slowest creature, the sloth, turns out to be the cutest.

A fascinating question: What kind of selective pressure favors slowness? Avoiding energy loss? The faster you move, the less efficient you are. We all know that from everyday experience–the faster you try to clear the table, the more likely you drop a dish.

Anyway, these lucky sloths at the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica don’t seem to have such problems.

The absolute opposite of Costa Rica’s awesome soccer team.

One Comment
  1. June 23, 2014 4:21 pm

    Veronica Mars fans had an early start on sloth loving. Have you ever seen the video of Kristin Bell (who plays Veronica) being surprised with a sloth on her birthday? It’s been one of the iconic scenes of out-of-control joy on the internet for the past couple of years…

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