Really disappointed in Buzzfeed right now…. this isn’t cute, this is the illegal exotic pet trade. There is no sloth pet breeding center. Poachers shoot the mother and take the baby then sell it on the local black market which then sells it to an “exotic pet breeder” who then sells it to some asshole who just needs to own a sloth. Which of course has nothing to do with the sloth’s own personal benefit. This is horrible and shouldn’t be sugar coated. Most of these exotic pets ends up euthanized within 2 years since people don’t realize they are WILD, have very special dietary / environmental needs, live longer than 10 years, require specialized expensive veterinary care, and carry zoonotic disease, etc.