Thursday, July 10, 2008

Live At The Cleveland Zoo-Sloth

How many of the seven deadly sins do you see in these photos? Well, none, I guess, cause these are animals, and I don't think they can sin. I'd have to consult with the Pope on that to get an official position, but I don't think that's likely to happen. Anyhow, now that I've blathered on for a little too long about absolutely nothing, let me introduce you to a two-toed sloth family at the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo. I figure it's appropriate to bring you sloths tonight since I brought you tortoises yesterday, and both are creatures renowned for their slowness. I watched this sloth family for a while, and while they did move, they did not move in a hurry.

Just in case you're wondering, that's not his tongue, it's a piece of carrot he was boring to death before he ate it. I mean it, these guys were slow!

Aw, aren't they cute? I assume that's a mother and her baby, but I don't know about the family structure of the sloth. I don't know how they manage to get up the steam to make baby sloths. I mean that takes some energy, and these guys were positively listless.

Not very attractive, are they? They remind me of a ratty old Chewbacca Halloween mask I had when I was younger. Well, I guess I shouldn't be so harsh. Not every animal at the zoo can be pretty.


Anonymous said...

Sloth Love Chunk!

Stephen said...

Yeah, I don't get these things. I mean, what good is an animal that can't actually walk on the ground?

Lee Hartsfeld said...

I have to disagree--sloths are cute. Especially with a name like "sloths."

And I identify with the lack-of-energy aspect of their nature. Maybe, like me, they have chronic allergies....