A Sloth To Love

Ancient sloths, as large as an elephant, roamed North America and became extinct around 10,000 years ago. The sloth I am holding lives in a cage and is used as a pet in the jungle of Honduras. The sloth is the slowest animal of the forest and rarely walks on land, but prefers to live in the trees. The fur is soft. I felt as though I were hugging my teddy bear. Although his three toes with large nails are a bit frightening, they are used to cling to branches as he slowly swings from limb to limb on the tree he inhabits.

A face only a mother could love.

A Sloth cuddles with Peggy in Honduras