Here Come The Sloths

Sloth Eating Spaghetti by Joe Havasy, $16.00

My love of cat videos has some new competition: sloth videos.

A sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica had the genius idea to document their residents on video and upload them to youtube.

Oh. Em. Gee.

This has sent me on a week-long sloth crusade, learning everything I can about these curious and delightfully strange creatures. Of course, my first instinct is to want to bring one home as a sibling for Lola but apparently that is the least helpful thing you can do. Sloths are not domesticated. And despite the wonderful rendering above by Joe Havasy, sloths do not eat spaghetti. Sloths are mighty jungle dwellers who feast on hibiscus flowers and bathe in gungy green tea. Don’t believe me? Watch this!

The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica has oodles more videos to keep you busy this weekend. If they successfully suck you into their web of cuteness (as if you had a choice), you can support their efforts by making a donation, or adopting a sloth for as little as $25 a month. You can even spend time volunteering at the sanctuary! Seriously, how cool would it be to tell the neighbors you spent your vacation potty training baby sloths? WAY COOL!

Happy weekend 🙂



  1. Meg Lane says

    We visited the Sloth Sanctuary on our honeymoon in Costa Rica and those sloths are freaking adorable! You should go see them in person some day!

  2. says

    ah! i love sloths, too! i think i have a million sloth videos posted on my little blog. this one’s one of the cutest of all.

  3. PeachesFreund says

    A honeymoon with sloths?! Amazing. I have been wanting to visit Costa Rica for ages but have yet to make it…this may be what tips the scale!

  4. Evie says

    WANT one hanging on my bedroom curtain rod! How positively adorable!:)

  5. Elizabeth Berget says

    Love it! Sloths have long been near or at the top of my favorite animal list. Not only cute, but hilarious. A few years ago, I was teaching first graders and made an entire illustrated construction paper book about why sloths are awesome. The kids weren’t so convinced, but it was definitely my favorite teacher project ever. Yeah sloths!

  6. Mimi says

    Oh my goodness, I can’t handle the cuteness it’s to much!!!!

  7. says

    I loved seeing sloths when I was in Costa Rica a couple months ago! After I read this and watched some of the videos yesterday I had a dream last night that I found a baby sloth in a box in a thrift store!

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