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Feb 03, 2006

Two-toed Preciousness

Brianna W., you really outdid yourself. I mean, we get your average mellow sloth photo, but this is a refined piece of genius. And two photos at that. Despite the significant B.E.F. and 'Kilroy was here' look, these little dudes are awesome. Thanks!



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there are no words.

they should have sent a poet.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 07:36 AM

How cute is that!!
I've been sitting here surfing for over an hour and saying Awwwwww every 2 seconds!

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 07:44 AM

haha - they're so cute! i especially like the second one with all of the fuzzballs in the back. :D

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 07:47 AM

They're PEEKING!

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 08:08 AM

Sloths are my absolute favorite animal! I nearly yelped out loud when this page loaded and I saw these faces! Please, someone, I want to go to South America and raise endangered sloths!

Laura Wattles
 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 08:10 AM

OMG look at how big there claws are that is sooooo cool

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 08:25 AM

Looks kind of like Roman Polanski in "The Fearless Vampire Killers".

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 08:41 AM

Oh no! Now I have to have a sloth, a hammie, and a bunny! This site is going to make my fiance very very mad at me. :)

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 08:43 AM

Oh..and those little noses!! They look like people noses! How ca-ute!

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 08:45 AM

hm, cute, but kinda creepy

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 08:47 AM

awwwwwwwwwww. They so cute.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 08:59 AM

OMFG, I had forgotten about sloths and their cute factor. They are very very cute! They love to sleep! Awwwwww!!!

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 09:12 AM

Sloths!! I'm with Laura, they are one of my favorites...let's start a little rescue ranch!

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 09:14 AM

Sorry, but wrong number of toes == not cute in my book. *shudder*

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 09:16 AM



I love sloths!

Ok, I'm calm now. But really, I almost yelped when I saw them. They're not cute... but, they ARE!

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 10:00 AM

The Kilroy factor is what makes the photos extra funny. It's like the toddler trying to see what you're doing on the kitchen counter.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 10:14 AM

Did you ever see Aguirre: Wrath of God? There's a scene where Aguirre shows this little tiny baby sloth to his daughter and it's probably the cutest thing ever. I had to rewind it a few times just to look at it again. If anybody knows where to get a screen shot of that, please post!

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 10:16 AM

ooooooooooooooo - and the rest of the pics are enough to send me into diabetic coma ...

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 10:32 AM

Takes the cake. Really. I can die now.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 10:38 AM

I love, LOVE sloths.
I think they are adorable!!
I love this picture.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 10:58 AM

Thank you so much for sharing the photo. Sloths are the cutest things ever!! They are precious!

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 11:33 AM

Very sweet little guys. An inspired choice!

E. Collison
 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 11:34 AM

That is just too cute. Sloths are by far my favourite animals, but as babies they're so cute I could just eat 'em up. But I won't.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 11:41 AM

heehee! these are some of my favorites at flickr - and i was just looking up pics of sloths today, so how timely! cuuuute!

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 11:49 AM

I wanna touch noses with the little guy. Then I think I'll puddle.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 12:31 PM

Who ever thought a sloth could be so squooshy-cute?

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 12:40 PM

wow. after a crazy and tiring day at work, these little dudes are just what I needed THANK....YOU....!! you guys rule on high.

Nana B
 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 12:48 PM

There was an animal lady on the news program I watched this morning that had a sloth, and she said that sloths spend 80% of their lives hanging upside-down... I guess this is as close as those little guys could get to hanging in a box!

National J.
 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 01:03 PM

Ah, reminds me of one of the finest lines ever written in all of English literature:

"Jack, you've debauched my sloth!"

- Patrick O'Brian, "HMS Surprise"

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 01:05 PM

one of them in the second picture has a tag coming out it's butt. so uhm... yeah, they're not real. did we know that?

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 02:46 PM

I presume that's a stuffed toy put in the box for the sloths to play with.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 02:48 PM

Where does one even find a pineapple box full of sloths?

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 02:58 PM

My parents would never get me a pet sloth as a child, and now I resent them. My therapist says it's sloth envy. I feel slothful most of the time.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 04:07 PM

Meg you are so right...those little guys sure are awesome..ok now for a lil skirt blowing time...hehehe
Meg thank you for your beautiful site...you have managed to lift up my spirits when I was lower than a snakes belly at times. I am going through a divorce and at times things can get pretty lonely. Thank you for helping me to find my smile again...keep up the good work, Meg.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 04:13 PM

Wow, some people are incredibly skeptical of cute things. (*cough cough* Pat *cough*) Welcome to Cute Overload, where your skeptical refusal to enjoy delights is met with unbearable cuteness. Resistance is futile!

Check out sloth-baby with stuffed animal (with tag on it's behind)

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 04:16 PM

they beckon, supplicatingly.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 04:22 PM

LISTEN UP PEOPLE. You need to accept that Beady Eye Factor is rarely any kind of handicap in cutifying, and frequently increases cuteness. Every other post here is "despite BEF, blah blah blah". It's not despite BEF at all. BEF is great.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 05:33 PM

Wow. Not only has it been revealed to me that baby sloths are indeed cute, but Adrianna just expelled some fantastic verbage. "They beckon, supplicatingly?' That rocks.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 05:39 PM

The one in the second picture is named Lily! I think the two in the first are Mogli and Mogwai. They got put in the same box 'cause the centre was running out of teddy bears so they had to share one, and now they're inseparable. I wuvs teh baby sloths.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 06:32 PM

Why do you have those animals?

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 07:02 PM

they are from a sloth rescue place in costa rica -
people bring the babies because they fall out of trees and the mothers are too scared to come down and get them.
this one - http://www.cultofdegan.com/images/costarica/sloths/index11.html
- is only 2 weeks old.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 07:25 PM

i'm 8 years old. I've seen pictures of baby sloths before and this one's the cutest because the sloths are so cute that I can't stop saying aaaawwwwwwwww

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 07:30 PM

Dearest CreepyGroovy,
Good point on the Beady Eye Factor. Maybe High BEF *is* good?! [world trembling beneath feet]

Here's why I think BEF is "bad". Typically, beady eyes are small and black and it's hard to see any light in them, so they're 'scary' and 'unfocused'. But as you pointed out, sometimes the rest of the adorable animal can trump that scariness! Just look at hamsters and these sloths—absolutely adorable AND Significant BEF!

Is BEF an OK thing after all? Obviously, high BEF does not stop us from cooing over tons of animals. Maybe BEF can be neutral!? [Switzerland joke in there somewhere.]

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 07:41 PM

I had the chance, many years ago, to visit the Toledo Zoo (as in, Ohio, not Spain) with some fellow natural-sciences students. They had this room set up as a free-form rainforest environment, with wooden walkways through it. I stood on the rail for probably 20 minutes, as a 3-toed sloth (not 2, this time) sssssllllooooowwwwly made its way upside down across some branches, then the railing, then dismounted & inched over the walkway right past me (with barely a glance), then back up the other railing & off across other fronds & branches. Its back-fur was greenish--they actually grow algae.

Looking back I wish I'd though to make myself into a convenient "branch" between the railings, as it'd probably make a better story.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 08:53 PM

I never saw them with a different number of fingers but can imagine that if my cat had only two, it would be pitiful rather than cute

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 08:53 PM

Cutest picture EVER! OH MY GOD I WANT ONE!!! :o)

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 09:05 PM

Maybe BEF could be mysterious and beckoning instead?! Honest, I don't get the idea of BEF being a "bad" thing. These little guys are absolute proof of it!

E. Collison
 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 09:31 PM

Awww so cute. I have never seen a baby sloth.

 |  Feb 03, 2006 at 09:31 PM

Aaaw!! cute little aliens :P

 |  Feb 04, 2006 at 05:25 AM

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