All you people out there who want to hug baby sloths… I guess you’ll have to become zoologists and get a grant to study in Costa Rica. But here at least you can see the babies are small enough to let chairs and rocking chairs serve them as trees. “Hey, wait a minute! We have chairs! If we can only get a baby sloth or two…”
This is Edward, a baby two-toed sloth, and it’s feeding time.
There was a great 19th-century chess master, Elijah Williams, who was nicknamed “the Bristol Sloth,” but probably not because he was such a cute baby. Someone calculated that Williams, on the average, took two-and-a-half hours to make a single move.
Even Edward can probably beat that.
My wife thinks baby sloths are just about the sweetest critters on earth, and has always wanted to have one for a pet. I think New Jersey might be a bit too chilly for them, but we can dream, can’t we? So video is maybe the next best thing.
Sorry, but I’m partial to baby sloths and my wife’s crazy about them, so here they are–a couple of them learning how to climb, honing their skills at the sloth sanctuary.
Listen to the vocalizations made by these little guys. They sound almost human. They don’t wind up going off to collidge, either.
My wife has always been head over heels in love with baby sloths. What I want to know is, how do you wind up getting a job cuddling baby sloths and watching them learn how to climb? That’s gotta be a real stress-buster.
Go ahead–tell me you don’t think these babies are big-time huggable.