Sloths are mammals classified in the families Megalonychidae (two-toed sloths) and Bradypodidae (three-toed sloths), including six extant species. They are named after the capital sin of sloth because they seem slow and lazy at first glance; however, their usual idleness is due to metabolic adaptations for conserving energy.
Sloths spend most of their time in trees and can be found in the jungles of Central and South America. These slow-moving solitary mammals are known for being clumsy on land but they are excellent swimmers.
Most people don’t get the chance to meet a sloth in real life, and no, not because they are sleeping all of the time. Despite their ‘lazy’ stereotype, sloths only sleep around 10-hours a day, they are nocturnal so they’re up all night. Sloths are the cutest animals on the planet!