Turns out sloths are pretty good swimmers


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/08/turns-out-sloths-are-pretty-go.html


#2

There’s a Animal Planet series a few years back called “Meet the Sloths” that is quite entertaining and in depth watching.


#3

He was looking for a “quickie” :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Hey Deloris, did you know sloths are good swimmers?

…seriously though, i’d have never guessed they could swim like that, way to go flash.


#4

Way back in the day, there were (semi-) aquatic megasloths.


#5

Ugh. Sloths are creepy… they are just laying low, waiting for the chance to strike out and rip out our throats with those long, creepy claws…

Did I mention sloths creepy me out?


#6

Do you think the lizard v snake youtube got borked because of the PE2 video, or the yakkity sax overlay?


#7

Cue the Otis Redding at 16 rpm.


#8

Boo!


#9

I always thought that sloths were shit swimmers…


#10

Researchers who have encountered aggressive sloths often end up saying they were astounded by how fast sloths can move when they want to.

Hoffman’s 2 toed sloth is still my favorite animal though.


#11

Please tell me the baby iguana made it, I haven’t had the courage to watch it yet… Call it election jitters.


#12

yes, somehow it made it. watching the video is a stressful ride though, there are lots of parts where i was certain it hadn’t made it.


#13

OMG that seriously gave me the shivers…


#14

This makes me want to go back and re-read Stephen Jay Gould’s essay Can we truly know sloth and rapacity?

Not surprisingly he takes some older scientists to task for considering sloths lazy.


#15

Some did. One of them had an amazing escape. Racer snakes… :fearful:


#16

I’LL SWALLOW YOUR SOUL!


#17

Aw… comfort thineself with a chewing capybara


#18

Thank you for being one of the few understanding…


#19

to be fair, I posted the original attack sloth! :wink:

But have some cup bunnies.


#20

Well… after last night, at least sloths are no longer my greatest fear…