The Cutest Place on Earth?? A Baby Sloth Orphanage!

Leave it to the soft-hearted little nerdlings at Wired Science (a sub-set of to come out with this article!

Just when you thought you were all cuted-out during the pre-holiday cute-orgy that is the lead-up to Xmas, along comes these slow-moving bundles of cuteness!

(An orphaned two-fingered sloth named Toby)

As the Wired Science mush-balls write, “Baby sloths are completely irresistible. Perhaps it’s because their faces are shaped in a permanent smile. Or maybe it’s because they love to hug — stuffed animals, trees, other sloths, people. It could simply be their signature comical slowness. And orphan baby sloths? Well, If you think you can resist them, try watching this video only once. “

(This one is called Buttercup. Can you believe it?)

The video is just a taste of the new documentary, “Too Cute! Baby Sloths,” airing Saturday Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. ET on Animal Planet.

The sanctuary takes in any sloth in need, but is mostly populated by orphaned baby sloths who lost their mothers to power lines or road traffic or other accidents. There are currently around 160 sloths there.

It’s an amazing place, and well worth a visit (or a donation).


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