This Is Why You Should Never Rescue A Swimming Sloth

They are actually pretty good swimmers.

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But in the water all that changes.

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In fact, fossil evidence suggests there was once a species of giant aquatic sloths that were adapted for life in the water.

Not everyone knows that sloths are very capable swimmers. Sometimes people try to "rescue" sloths and put them back on dry land.

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All this means is that the sloths have to make the long journey back to where you picked them up by land, which they're not quite so good at.