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Exhausted, Adorable Sloth Clings To A Guardrail Post For His Life Until Police Officers Came To Rescue



  • Sloths’ sedentary lifestyle is probably something that we humans are envious of.
  • But being slow just doesn’t work in the human world just like how a cute little sloth got stuck in the guardrail post in the middle of the highway after being exhausted from walking.
  • Luckily, police officers saw him and immediately rescued him so he could be brought to the vet.

Sloths are one of the most adorable creatures and that’s not debatable! In fact, their slow-paced lives are something humans are a little envious of. But because of their slow and seemingly uncaring lifestyle, their coats have algae growing on them. 

In the jungle, being slow may be easy, but it just won’t work in the human world. Just like how difficult it was for a little guy to cross a busy highway in Ecuador. The adorable sloth did make it halfway before he got exhausted and clung onto a guardrail post.

Photo Credit: Comisión de Tránsito del Ecuador

The truth is, sloths are slow not only because they are slow in nature but because their hind legs are not intended for walking on land. “they must dig into the earth with their front claws and use their strong front legs to pull themselves along, dragging their bellies across the ground,” according to the National Geographic

Gratefully, police officers saw the little guy and quickly went to his rescue.

After saving the sloth, the police department posted the sweet rescue story on their Facebook account to give their followers an update about the animal and to assure them he was in good health after all.

“We want to let you know the sloth was rescued and taken by officers to a vet who said it was in a good condition to be returned to its habitat.”

Photo Credit: Comisión de Tránsito del Ecuador

The officers are no doubt happy that they are able to save the cute creature. It’s not like every day they will be able to have a chance in doing this kind of rescue—saving a sloth up close. This is surely something they’d look back one day and smile.

Source: Inspire More