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Your thoughts on sloths (the animals. Not your Uncle who still lives in his parent's basement)

Asked by Jude (32131points) February 3rd, 2012

I adore these creatures and find them utterly fascinating.

Here, slothy, slothy.

A big boy.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I love them too. Just don’t be misled by how slow they move and get too close to one. They’re incredibly strong. If they get their claws on you you’re screwed.

Blackberry's avatar

They’re pretty cool peeps.

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picante's avatar

I’m pro-sloth (the animal, not the creepy uncle). I wish they had a cuter name, though—I guess “koala” was already taken. Smurly has a nice ring to it.

thorninmud's avatar

I wonder if sloths see us as terribly flitty creatures. And I suppose we must seem kind of sloth-like to souped-up creatures like squirrels or houseflies

syz's avatar

The sloths were one of the highlights of my trip to Costa Rica (the two-toed and the three-toed species).

Jude's avatar

@syz Can you tell us more about your experience in Costa Rica?

deni's avatar

Don’t even get me started, seriously. The Kristen Bell sloth meltdown video is my sloth obsession in a nut shell, it is literally my life dream to have a sloth use me as its personally tree to hang off of. I love them SO MUCH. They are sooooo cute and they live the most god damn leisurely life ever. I didn’t want to ever admit this, but since there is a thread on sloths, I will. For a lengthy period of time (read: our entire relationship) my ex and I when we were snuggling used to pretend we were sloths and cling on to each other with three fingers. Ok I said it. So yeah, I like sloths.

TexasDude's avatar

They make me happy.

marinelife's avatar

Nothing other than they are very cute.

Zaku's avatar

Sloths are great!
@picante – The original British pronunciation of sloth sounds better to me.

wundayatta's avatar

Watched the videos. Seeing Ellen interview Kristen Bell is wild. Ellen is masterful!

I am fascinated by this. What is it about sloths that seems to be so appealing to some women. Do men respond so powerfully? Is this part of the baby-making urge? What’s going on here?

El_Cadejo's avatar

I want nothing more than to hang out with a sloth lol

deni's avatar

@wundayatta I think guys like em just as much but are a bit more hesitant to scream, cry, and profess their love for them.

Jude's avatar

It’s that face! They look as though they need to be cuddled.

And, the creature itself is fascinating.

syz's avatar

@wundayatta I think there’s a lot going on here. One, they move so slowly and so awkwardly, they seem completely non-threatening. The babies appear utterly helpless. And they seem fascinatingly alien. Yet at the same time, they almost have some human traits – the smiling face, the Donald Trump hair, the evident enjoyment of kicking back and relaxing.

@Jude I’ll send you a pm about my Costa Rica trip when I have a little more time.

mazingerz88's avatar

I worry about them. They have predators and if spotted on the ground, no chance they could get back up a tree in time. Sloth sounds derogatory. Maybe Slomos is better? Lol.

And they’re super cute!

Male's avatar

They’re crazy.

gasman's avatar

Famed naturalist and documentary maker David Attenborough was quoted recently in Newsweek when asked what he’d like to come back as if he were reincarnated. He replied that being a sloth, hanging from a tree chewing leaves, sounded pretty good to him!

MilkyWay's avatar

They remind me of Sid from Ice Age.

mazingerz88's avatar

@MilkyWay Better click on the link at my post then. : )

Jude's avatar

@mazingerz88 Your link didn’t work for me.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Jude Hmm, let me try this again. : )

Blondesjon's avatar

I always think of this.

and i fucking love it.

Zaku's avatar

@blondesjon LOL!

Kardamom's avatar

They’re one of the cutest fuzzy wuzzy creatures on earth, with just the sweetest faces : )

MilkyWay's avatar

@mazingerz88 Great minds think alike :)

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