Sloths are nature’s slowpokes, literally commandeering an old term for lethargy and laziness as the name of their species. In fact, sometimes they are so sluggish, moseying along at around a top speed of just a few feet per minute, that moss can actually grow on them thick enough to turn their coat green.
In honor of Sloth Week, let’s take a look at these famously unhurried animals. Here’s a video of a sloth sped up a blistering ten-times normal speed:
For comparison, here’s that sloth again, this time traveling at the original speed:
Now, here he is just a little slower: