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October 23, 2016   |   Ithaca, NY

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International Sloth Day

In honor of International Sloth Day, which took place on Sunday, Oct. 19th,  why not celebrate with an adorable video of sloths being sloths?

While sloths may be insanely adorable, they are also at risk of becoming extinct. Of the six sloth species remaining around the globe, the pygmy three-toed sloth and the maned sloth are classified as critically endangered and vulnerable, respectively. Human encroachment and habitat destruction both threaten the survival of the sloth.

It’s important to keep in mind the realities faced by the cute animals you watch in videos. If you would like to learn more about sloths or donate to organizations working on sloth conservation, check out The Sloth Institute : Costa Rica.