Sloth update: they’re still adorbs! I think Lucy Cooke is making a whole movie about the baby sloth rescue! Sorry Black Swan, THAT is a movie I would see! Why are they so tiny?! Just to break my heart?!
Kill me now. It’s BABY SLOTHS at a SLOTH ORPHANAGE. There’s no reason to ever watch cute animal videos ever again, because this is the end of the line, folks. Watch this now, then set fire to your computer. The internet no longer has a purpose.
[Ed.: Megan Rascal wrote this part while Steve was posting the video, so we thought, Let’s combine their powers and make a super-post!]
Can you stand it? Happy little baby sloths! But they weren’t always this happy; these poor guys are all from broken homes. They are like really, really slow Orphan Annies. These are all residents at the Aviaros Sloth Sanctuary, which was created to protect and rehabilitate the sloths of the Costa Rica. It’s a sloth orphanage, an education center and did I mention the SLOTHPITAL? That’s what they call their sloth hospital and I approve. Now for the best news: they have a little hotel in the middle of the sanctuary where you can actually stay and eat breakfast with the orphaned baby sloths! You’ll be eating your soy yogurt, they’ll be eating their soy yogurt—it’s a goddamn (non-racist) Disney movie! (it might still be racist, I don’t know, I’m not a scientist)
They also have a volunteer program where one of your duties is “sloth wrangling”—um, everybody say goodbye to Megan Rascal because I think I’ve found my calling! I can’t believe I spent all that time in “college” when I could have been “sloth wrangling.” WTF!
This video isn’t just adorable, there’s a neat story behind it too (that’s right, NEATO!). The video comes from frog-enthusiast Lucy Cooke. She is filmmaker traveling around Latin America in an effort to save struggling frog populations from a killer fungus. I did not make this up! But why is she taking pictures of sloths? She thought you might ask: “Well, I’ve realised that frogs have a bit of PR problem and are not as popular as they deserve to be given how diverse, funny and amazing they are. So I’ve decided to pimp out the sloths to try and save the frogs.” Pimping out Peter to pay Paul (that’s our new favorite phrase! Try using it in a sentence tomorrow)! You can read more about her project and about her trip to the sloth sanctuary on her blog.
Steve says: Wait, there’s a BLOG with more sloth videos? OK, internet. You might still have some life left in you after all.