See great sloths handing out flowers, sloths eating an almond leaf, to sloths swimming in water. These are just a few of the silly great sloths you’ll find in this great silly sloths video compilation. Sloths are just the funniest animals. You might think that great sloths are simple, lazy creatures that do very little other than sleep all day. The truth is that sloths are incredibly slow movers, but for a very simple reason: survival. Their slowness seems to be their survival skill. Three-toed great sloths are indeed the slowest-moving mammals on the planet. Moving slowly requires less energy than moving fast, and it is this principal that underlies the sloths’ unusual ecology.
Sloths are not the only creatures in the big animal kingdom to adopt a slow pace. It seems that cold-blooded ectotherms such as frogs and snakes, are commonly subject to enforced slow movement when faced with cold temperatures, due to their inability to regulate their own temperature independently of the environment.
Sloths are energy-saving mammals. Their movement patterns also help them avoid being identified as prey.