Sloths are having a bit of a moment right now. And here are 11 awesome reasons why …
1. Kristen Bell loves them
So they must be good, because she’s my girl crush. Last year she revealed that she’s been obsessed with them for years, so her now-husband Dax Shepherd arranged for her to meet one for her 31st birthday and she totally lost the plot. “And I didn’t know how to process that, because my entire life had been waiting for this moment.”
Dax even captured the blubbery moment on video, which Kristen then shared on Ellen.
“I’ve been obsessed with sloths for as long as I can remember,” she explained. “They must be my spirit animal or something. There’s nothing cuter than a baby sloth.”
2. Awwww baby sloths …
Filmmaker Lucy Cooke celebrated her first book being released with a video of a bucket of baby sloths. Cooke’s book entitled A Little Book Of Sloth is a 64-page photographic picture book featuring photos, facts and stories about the sloths at the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica. A Little Book of Sloth is available on Amazon. Watch it here:
3. And then there’s a baby sloth in a onesie (I know)
The Animal Planet documentary “Meet the Sloths” features a tiny baby sloth who loses his fur due to mange. Staff at the Avarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica race to dress him in a onesie so he’s warm enough to survive. Nawwwwww.
4. Not to mention sloths that cuddle cats
Presenting best friends Prince and Daisy …
5. They’re living dinosaurs (kind of)
Don’t you looooove dinosaurs? The sloths’ ancestor, the Megatherium, was as big as an elephants, with claws the size of your forearm. There’s a scary thought. Scary, huh? Fortunately, they were herbivores. (My second favourite dinosaurs are the giant wombats that once wandered Australia. Whoa, so cool! I’m weird like that.)