Swimming with Sloths
They might look awkward doing it, but sloths are actually pretty good swimmers. They are often observed swimming with ease across rivers in their native Central and South America. If seen paddling through the water in the wild, they should be left alone by people.
Sloths spend the vast majority of their time in trees, but sometimes they make their way to the ground to move to a new tree. Due to urbanization in their habitats, this means they often need to cross busy paved roads. This poses a major danger to sloths, as they can be hit by a car during their slow crawl across the roadway.
This sloth rescue in Panama is saving sloths from their number one enemy—human beings.