Imagine you waking up in a totally different world with nothing familiar around you. Only the thought of it is terrifying. Unfortunately this is what happens to so many wild animal due to habitat loss as a result of human hand. And while having highways makes our lives easier because we are able to travel long distances in a very short time, for wild animals crossing a highway is usually deadly. Especially when you’re the slowest animal on Earth.
Fortunately for this tiny sloth, a cop’s kind gesture meant the second chance to live. Sloths are South America native mammals known for their slowness and they usually spend most of their lives hanging upside down in the tropical rain forests. Therefore, when a little sloth seen itself stuck in the middle of a highway in Quevedo, central Ecuador, it instantly got frightened.
But what happened next turned into the most adorable rescue mission. The local police went to the scene as several drivers called the authorities to report the poor animal. When seeing the officers, the little one soon realized their mission it’s to help him so he tried to be as cooperative as possible. Needless to say he kept a positive attitude the whole time.
As soon as it got rescued, the scared animal was taken to a local vet. Shortly after, he was released in the wild. “We want to let you know the soth was rescued and taken by officers to a vet who said it was in a good condition to be returned to its habitat,” the police wrote on their Facebook page.
However, despite it is a happy ending story, why the little sloth was crossing the road, in the first place? Find out more about sloths here:
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