Sleepy Sloths Yawning And Gazing At Flowers... Slowly, Very Slowly

06/27/2014 05:40 pm ET | Updated Jun 30, 2014
  • Sarah Barness Huffington Post Trends and Digital Innovation editor. Writer, Artist Extraordinaire
  • Irina Dvalidze Video Producer, The Huffington Post

In celebration of the last day of sloth week, we bring you this original video showing a glimpse into the secret world of sloths.

Okay, so perhaps a day in the life of a sloth isn't so secret because they move very, very slowly. In fact, the not-so-elusive creature is the slowest mammal. They move so slowly that algae can even grow on their feet!

In the wild, sloths spend most of their time in the trees of the tropical rainforest, yawwwwning, eating leaves, gazing at flowers and sleeping, of course.

While we love our lazy friends, some need help. The pygmy three-toed sloth, found on the coast of Panama, is on the IUCN Species Survival Commission's list of most threatened species. It's pretty certain that this sloth isn't going to actively defend itself from extinction, so we all need to put our best three toes forward and help!

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