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Watch: Sloth Gets Wings


Life is undoubtedly dangerous for sloths that decide they need to cross the road. Here's a three-toed sloth trying to do just that in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

Thankfully, it gets a hand, er wings.


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  1. This is newsworthy here at Towleroad? Less of this, puhleez. (Cute guy, though.)

    Posted by: TomJ | May 16, 2011 8:15:09 PM

  2. I like all the old people at the end who swarm over it with cameras :)

    Posted by: Joseph L. | May 16, 2011 8:22:18 PM

  3. Love it. Adorable dude with cute critter...or cute dude with adorable critter. Either way works for me.

    Posted by: Kyle Sullivan | May 16, 2011 8:24:59 PM

  4. It's nice to think that we're altruistic enough to want to help out another species just because we see they need help. This reaffirms my faith in humanity for the day. Or at least the afternoon.

    Posted by: nathan | May 16, 2011 8:31:24 PM

  5. Aw don't be mean, a few cute feel good articles help drown out all the nasty GOP news.

    Posted by: Joe | May 16, 2011 8:32:24 PM

  6. That was a warm fuzzy moment and the rescuer had a really nice ass!

    Posted by: Tallulah | May 16, 2011 8:39:55 PM

  7. Thank you for the informative video on sloth-lifting. I have heard that they can be extremely dangerous with their long claws. The next time I have to move a strange sloth, I feel more secure knowing how to pick it up and transport it safely. This is why I read the internets.

    Posted by: Smartypants | May 16, 2011 8:40:43 PM

  8. Sloths are damn ugly and scary looking, but you gotta feel for this poor little guy. Here's an "awwwwww" frowny face....;(

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | May 16, 2011 8:41:19 PM

  9. That was terrifying.

    Posted by: yunin | May 16, 2011 8:44:52 PM

  10. I understand that in C.R. there are overhead lines just designed for the sloth to use. Some times the poor creatures use the electric lines and some get shocked. It's nice the police or who ever that handsome guy was showed up and knew what to do.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | May 16, 2011 8:46:31 PM

  11. I used to do this for turtles trying to cross the road in NC.

    Posted by: Tim NC | May 16, 2011 8:47:05 PM

  12. The hero was HAWT!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | May 16, 2011 8:47:10 PM

  13. Loved the video -- thanks Andy. I have had the lucky experience to spot a few sloths along the Amazon -- they are very difficult to find since they are sloths and only move a few inches per hour. What a treat to see one actually crawling along.

    I agree with other comments -- I love your little breaks from the tedious tension fighting the Religious Reich!

    Posted by: Mike in Asheville | May 16, 2011 8:52:01 PM

  14. Of course it's not news. It's a sloth interest story.

    Posted by: Andy Towle | May 16, 2011 8:53:19 PM

  15. lol andy

    Posted by: sparks | May 16, 2011 9:02:13 PM

  16. Personally, I love these cute animal videos you put up here.

    Posted by: jack | May 16, 2011 9:28:56 PM

  17. Honestly how can anyone think that thing is cute? It's creepy. It looks like some kind of zombie alien creature with vicious talons that it will rip you apart with in slow motion.

    Posted by: Jason 2 | May 16, 2011 9:33:35 PM

  18. Andy, your blog is perfect...haters and bitter queens just gonna hate.
    Besides, there is always room in the day for cute men and cuter animals.

    Posted by: RONTEX | May 16, 2011 9:36:36 PM

  19. Amen, RONTEX!

    Posted by: Esteban | May 16, 2011 9:44:50 PM

  20. Sloths ugly?! WTF?

    Secondly I'm all for these kinds of stories/videos. There are only so many stories, of the GOP trying to screw us over, that you can read in a row without wanting to go all "Kobayashi Maru!"

    Posted by: Allen | May 16, 2011 9:50:13 PM

  21. Man, I love it when I feel good!

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | May 16, 2011 10:23:23 PM

  22. Loved it! All the stories can't be about how the world is going to hell.

    Posted by: AJ | May 16, 2011 10:39:41 PM

  23. That guy could pick me up anytime he wants. Woof!

    Posted by: RW | May 16, 2011 10:40:22 PM

  24. That just made my day!

    Posted by: Dalon | May 16, 2011 10:49:36 PM

  25. Sloth news day?

    Posted by: brent | May 16, 2011 11:00:10 PM

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