You’ve all seen a sloth before.
They’re the adorable, odd-looking, fuzzy tree-dwellers in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America.
They survive largely on plants, are incredibly slow-moving, and only come down to the forest ground about once a month. Despite not coming in anyone’s way, these wild creatures are increasingly facing man-made threats and dangers.
One of their greatest challenges is deforestation. Because they depend on the lush greenery to survive, deforestation has taken a great toll on their habitat and ecosystem.
Today, you’ll hear of news reporting that sloths have crept out of their homes in the forests, to land in people’s backyards, or to roam out on the highways.
We can thank the wildlife sanctuaries, nonprofit organizations, and rescue charities for their great work in saving the sloths, and for bringing them back to their native habitats.
Scroll down to see one particular rescued sloth’s journey back into the wild, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
[H/T: The Dodo]