Cute Overload :D
There is NO better way to celebrate your Friday than checking out this tie-tie Bebeh Slothersons.
Brenda G., gracias!
Oh my, what is it? A alien lifeform? First time I’ve seen a sloth on CO! First time I’ve seen a sloth that color! First time I’ve seen a sloth in, um, whatever it is he’s in. Unbeliegable.
Ooops. Well, anyway, I adore his delighted expression in the screenshot.
See, Ruki, although I wuzzn’t first, because my comment took so long to arrive, I managed to say the word “bleen” in a way that can’t possible annoy any among us of the Theo persuasion (I hope)…
However, typing “possible” instead of “possibly” is definitely annoying to those of us of the useta hada kitteh/spelling nerd persuasion…
okay, I know I’ve already commented on this guy, but I just noticed that his box says “Sharp” right underneath his claws, which are a pretty good illustration of the word.
Okay, somebody else comment or somethin’… I’m feeling a little lazy about doin’ all the comments myself. Or is it slothful I’m feelin’?
Maybe I need some puddins.
The still photo is fine, but after seeing the video,
I want to keeees him!!!!
Um… sloths? Not cute. HorrifyingOverload maybe but…
A cousin-of-a-cousin of mine, whom I met maybe four times, used to have all sorts of weird pets. He was mainly interested in snakes, but he also had some other reptiles (lizards), a few exotic birds, and a “slow loris”, which is basically a type of sloth. (Which prompted one of the other cousins to comment, “I wonder if there’s a ‘fast loris’?”) Anyway, last I heard, this cousin-of-a-cousin, now all grown up, was a herpetologist at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.
Two-toes slothy…poor little guy. I learned two things in Costa Rica about sloths.
ONE: The come down out of their tree once a week. To do their “business”
TWO: They belong in trees not in boxes.
Is it just me, or does he look like a baby Yeti? I see him, in 5 years or so, as a full grown abominable snowman causing nightmares in the minds of Northern youth.
It looks a bit Macaulay Culkin-ish.
Despite that, it manages to be cute. I can just imagine it clinging to my neck. On second thought, examining those claws, maybe not…
wow, that’s so cool
Ok…these guys seriously look like something thought up in the imagination of George Lucas (Star Wars). Found another video http://gosouthamerica.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/1478/classify.html
Oh, and useta? You’ll always be first with me! ;-)
The poor baby even blinks and yawns in slow motion!
I said “Oh my god!” when I saw this, not because its cute, but because its scary!
Doesn’t belong here! :(
This is definitely a first for me. I’ve never seen a sleepy baby sloth video before. Can’t say it’s cute or cuddly (definitely not cuddly given the claws), but it’s definitely adorable in its own kinda-ugly yet kinda-sweet sort of way.
I <3 these things!
Their metabolisms are so slow that they only go to the bathroom about once a month!
Moss grows on them!
I wouldn’t want to meet an Anger though. Or an Envy.
Ok, I love sloths. They are so cute and they just move sooooooo slowly.
This one is exceptionally cute. Just the way he/she gets up and then kinda goes ‘nup, I can’t be bothered staying awake, I’m gunna go back to sle…*snore*’
I’ve always had a fascination with sloths and I don’t think they’re scary at all.
This is disturbing.
Why, of course… it’s furry baby animal with a gentle expression and a prodigious yawn. And killah eye capsules. All the necessary ingredients for unimaginable horror…
Oooh… hurt myself with sarcasm there ;)
Step out of the way, Nuffinghams, and let me snuggle the lovely sloaf.
Such a tie-tie little McSlothersons! The eye capsules are great, but when he rolled over and you could see his belleh–I wanted to snorgle heems!
I don’t wanna say he’s ugly, but have you ever heard the saying, “He’s so ugly, he’s cute?” Seems to sorta fit here. . .
Vespers said: I wouldn’t want to meet an Anger though. Or an Envy.
Yeah, those guys wouldn’t likely fit into the “Seven Lively Cutes” category.
When I read how ssslllloooowwww these guys are, I realized “Hey, there IS something lazier than me!” Probably explains why my comment was so ssslllloooowwww to post last night, too.
MC2 — thanks. :)
That is definitely the most UN-CUTE thing I have ever seen. This post is starting the official petition to get the baby sloth OFF the start page of CO.
I submitted this little darling. at first, I thought. hmmm…somewhat ugly? But the more I watch it the more I smile. It’s just a little baby and he cannot help what he looks like!
We should all appreciate the uniqueness of creatures that are not your standard “cute”.
useta said – “my comment took so long to arrive,” Under a pic of a sloth? Nooooo.
Vespers – Good one. You be proud. I’ll be jealous.
I love me some kittehs. And fat little puppies who love everybody make me swoon. But this little guy actually brought me to tears with the cuteness. There’s a french word-phrase that the NE Francophones still use “jolie-laid” which literally means ‘pretty-ugly’. It makes perfect sense if you’ve seen Ron Perlman & the gigantic actor I have an equally huge crush on, John Desantis. They & this little guy have miles of character & I’ll take that over bimbo/himbo cuteness every day. So there!
Oh that’s a video of a whole day in the life of the baby sloth, done in time-lapse photography. ;-)
Woah, the ‘Nuffs are out in force today. I’ve always thought sloths were adorable and this tie-tie baby just makes my heart melt.
Where’s the puddin’?
To be honest that is the most disgusting thing I’ve seen in a while. I don’t find the appeal in eye capsules. But the overall “eh!”-ness is cute. I guess.
Well, i think he is totally adorable! When he is looking up out of the box, i just want to pick him up and snuggle him.
(not sure if it’s a him or her…so i just guessed) :)
I love sloths!!! This is perhaps the CUTEST VIDEO on this website. Elyse, haven’t you learned by now that baby ANYTHING is cute? Quit hating so much.
SLOTH one of the seven deadly sins, except this one is SO SO fabulous!! the loooovely pink color!!! the snoutie!!!
*runs away with bebeh sloth tucked under arm*
Haha, hi, Ashlee!
The yawning and nawming are the BEST!
He’s quite simply exTREMEly cute!
I realisiedd it was a video from the comments, cats must be envious of the sloths ability to nap, thirty seconds moving in a box requires a nap to recover.
A big round of slothly applause for “Edward Slotherhands”, pyrit!
what has gotten into you people?!!!!?! sloths are SOOO cute!! i lurve when u see them hug people sorta and their claws don’t even scratch them, and they just hang there like a monkey.
but now i feel bad because my 7-toed kitty was sitting on my lap and just looked up at me and glared when i said that sloths were among the most anerable fuzzy humans* in the world!
and pyrit- he just doesn’t seem to have the hair down…
*fuzzy humans– they aren’t animals or beasts. they’re just fuzzy humans that evolved differently than us and forgot (or don’t think we deserve the privilege of listening to them) how to talk. obviously.
(it’s good to be Mod)
Teho, we noticed.
And Elyse? It’s Meg’s website. She gets to post what she wants. If you don’t think it’s cute, come back again another time. There will be sure to be something that fits your taste.
Rosie, you stole the words out of my mouth (“ugly?!?!scary?!?!horrifying?!?!
what has gotten into you people?!!!!?! sloths are SOOO cute!!”) Oh well, more sloths for me! I love your theory of fuzzy humans.
That’s how I am in the morning…oh, who am I kidding, that’s me all day. I want to be reincarnated as a sloth. Except for that whole having your habitat destroyed thing, that’d be the life.
I wonder if they’re cuddly, like if they’d fall asleep in your arms…they’d probably climb you like a tree and fall asleep around your neck.
BTW, I checked the Unusual Animal archives and this isn’t the first sloth entry- there was one on 2/3/06, with the adult slots sticking their head out of the box.
Last year, my anatomy class had to do presentations and one group picked the sloth as their topic.
Couldn’t help but share. :)
And they only poop once a week, or once a month? (Gets in line to babysit.) What an easy gig for the Mommy sloth. Checks calendar, “Oh it’s a new month, time to change your diaper.”
Yes, baby anythings are cute.
But even adult sloths are adorable.
oh dear lord, kate……
sloth = favorite animal evvaarrr. THANK YOU for posting this- it made my day!!!
gahhh this thing is disgusting…digustingly ANERABLE!!!! eeeeeee the big fat furbelly!! and the eeehhn! nm it’s too hard to get up, i’ll go back to slee…p…but can anyone tell me how they aren’t all eaten up by other animals? i mean…they OBVIOUSLY can’t run away?
I LOVE this baby sloth. He’s so sweet! The yawn right before he dozes off again is just too too moishe!
Why so many sloth haters today? I think people are creeped out by them because they are so humanlike…yet they aren’t primates.
This is an equal-opportunity Qute site, no? Who are we to tell anyone else that their idea of cute is wrong?
“Qute-y is in the eye of the beholder”. Or in this case, a box. :}
Y’know those arcade games where you put your quarter in, steer the metal claw, and try to grab a toy? Well,… oh I’ll just stop now.
from musicchick2′s link:
“They don’t drink but get their water from eating juicy leaves & licking dewdrops. “
They LICK DEWDROPS?! How cute is that? *snorgles bebeh sloth*
Ohhh. Oh, I loaf the sloth, both 2 and 3-toed.
Check out this site. My favorites are #3 and #6.
I need kitteh and puppeh pix to counter the weirdout. Stat!
sorry for screaming…
but I adore sloths and that bubba who barely had the strength and willpower to stay awake was just…. wonderful.
My Life Is Complete.
theeees one right here made me almost cry (waaaah) :
Ooh, you are gorgeous, little sloth!
Right at the beginning, he hooks onto the side of the box and peeks over the edge. In my family, the exclamation that accompanies that action is “Peepo!”
CO has taught me to look for the cute in practically everything…muddy paw prints on a windshield…the effort squirrels put into finding the *perfect* hiding spot for a walnut..”Back bumper of that car over there? Perfect!!” I even take pictures!
I’d wish the nuffinghams would set up their own site. But then I realized Nuffinghams cannot create anything only criticize
I want to peel a grape and offer it to that delicious snout.
And watch him eat it slooowly.
LOL, funny and cute!!! Look at em’ gangly limbs!
Is this an albino bebeh?
Eww, horrible. Horribly delicious, that is.
Oh my, scary. So darn cute it’s scary, that is.
What a sweet little tie-tie baby.
What WAS awful was some of the comments left by people on the website where that video resides.
Rose, I think that baby sloth is actually saying “Ehn!!”
You people are crazy, sloths are adorable! It’s not only cats & dogs that are cute. Open yer minds! Expand your cuteness definition! Or cram it, either one.
omg.. its.. so.. WANT ONE!
Checkout the excellant official CO glossary, in the more more more list
Thanks Dewi… and here’s the direct link:
the slow blinks and the sleepy face! how could you not want to wrap it in a blanket and rock it to sleep?! perhaps its not the epitome of cute, but its cute in its own way.
OhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGod! Sloths are in my top ten of favorite animals, and the chubbytummybehbehs are murdering me. The video of the behbeh calling for its mama is too, too presh. Keeeeeel me now. I want to go to the zoo.
Nuffinghams, go home. Any behbeh is cute.
Whoah. This comes from a Costa Rican website. I know because I am planning on attending a massage program there in the fall, and this sanctuary resides not far outside Samara (I found it through links on the school’s website). Maybe this is a sign … Mary Jane, hurry up and finish getting the application in!
I had to rush over and e-mail the video link to my sister. Her nickname is Sloth, because a lifelong thyroid problem has made her sluggish. She sleeps about 15 hours a day.
This little baby slothlette is so cute I know it will make her happy. Go sloths!
Mary Jane — take good pictures. We’ll be here when you get back. ;)
This is not cute.
Yeah?! Well…You’re not cute!
Super tiny baby sloths!
Teho, you da man!
When CO came up on my screen, I thought “What happened to Baby McSlothersons? He’s all different!” Then I realized it was a video. And I clicked on it. And all was good. He is SO cute! I didn’t realize it before, but I luvs me some baby slothifiers! Gotta go watch him yaaaawwwwwnnnn again.
But how come he looked so white last night and he’s tan and brownish today? Did he change his clothes?
Useta — thank you, I am indeed da man, but ‘twarn’t me who fixed the video inset.
Ms. Meg Moo is on da job.
I lurve him! Sloths are super. If I ever make it to Costa Rica, I’m so totally staying at that sanctuary. It must have been sooooo hard for her to not pick him up – they are made for hugging!
Teho — you da sneaky man! I just saw the “first” in my comment! You is funny…
… thinks to herself, “he just gets sneakier and sneakier” … “I think he needs puddin. Yup, that’s what he needs all right.” … loads PuddinPult (TM)… make that Overloads PuddinPult. Rears back. Kablooey! Injoy da puddins, Teho.
sheenanana- yur right!! my bebeh slothie video is sooo crying “ehn!!!!” the ‘crying for momma’ was probably just bebeh slothie going “look ma, 4 footsies!!!” lol
uhk, make that tapioca!!!!
sorry, i just watched rain man…. so sad =(
I just don’t know what to say. That is the strangest animal I’ve ever seen. And his face is so… shiny.
I didn’t realize it was a video – thought it was just that picture. I am properly chastened; seeing it moving around & such is cute. It’s just the still up above that looks quite… monstrous.
This is so cute and kinda sad for some reason, it almost made me cry. Maybe because he doesn’t have a mom.
Totally much cuter than newborn squirmy puppies and kittens, or dogs and cats with squashed faces and bulgey eyeballs.
Hey, who put a video camera in my room?!
How can anything that slow and tie-tie be anything but adorable! Sloths are one of my all-time favorite animals.
It may be that this behbeh is in a box because of a rescue situtation. It’s a sad reality for sloths that their trees are often cut out from under them. Cudoes to the animal helpers involved if that’s the sitch.
Meeso Sloth has a poifect moist nosicle. I will toich my nosicle to hees nosicle and say, “Hello Meeso Sloth!”
ahhhh I think I was a sloth in a former life. I yuvs him!!!
Actually I think I am a sloth at heart in this life too.
Sloth love Chunk!
Did you HEAR him snoring? How sweet. Just the act of waking up tired him out.
Man, do I feel like that some days….
This is so me on Sunday mornings. Except I usually don’t sleep inna box.
Have you seen the sloth stuff from Meomi?
<3 the mini buttons!
Cute in an other-worldly, two-claws-per-hand, pink-and-shiny sort of way. And you have to like an animal that only poops once a week (or month, opionion seems to be divided on the matter).
I love that Meomi sloth and the manatee and the prairie dogs ana ana ana…I’ve had those as my desktop background for ages and they just don’t get old.
Hey, Meggers changed the pic? Cool! I still think they look like Star Wars creatures. Can’t you imagine them in a bar scene?? Passed out of course.. ;-)
R. Moore – cute! Thanks for the link!
OMG! I love the sweet pink tongue that curls out as it yawns – this was just exactly what I needed as I spend another Sat. night at work.
Cuteness, cuteness, cuteness? No bout a doubt it!
Found this great story about a sloth sanctuary on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
I gotta get me there.
Costa Rica is really a fabulous country, isn’t it?
What a bizarre little animule!
Sloths are so awesome. I’m going to watch it five million times now.
Wow, lots of very in the box considerations of whats cute. Glad Meg hasent listed my submission of baby seahorses. Wouldnt want much of this crowd watching it :\.
Sloths are my favourite animals ever, ever.
And there’s no cruelty going on here either. This looks to be taken from a quite well-known sanctuary where orphaned baby sloths are looked after until they are good to go and be wild again.
Three-toed sloths are my slight favourites mind you – but this little chap is gorgeous!
SO CUTE IT’S CUTE!
I think this may be one of the cuter things I have ever seen. The claws amaze me!
A rescue situation is definitely my guess. It looks jungly beyond that balcony. He/she is freakin’ adorable! So seepy! Big yawn!
How can ANYONE say this lil one is UGLY?!?!? TOTALLY SNORGLE-ICIOUS! SLOTH-A-LICIOUS? Me wanna hugnkissnsquishncuddlenluv him!
awww, so cute, so clean, so fuzzy!
Yawn on, my brotha. Live the dream! (Or dream your life?)
Also – I can’t believe Meg is withholding baby seahorses! Unleash the little beasties, FCOL…
omg!! Sloths are sooooo awesome!!! YES, I’m just glad that there’s other people out there that appreciate sloths as much as I do! heheheh. baby sloth, I’m guessing? I don’t see how people can be scared of sloths. Maybe it’s the claws? Anyways, you gotta love an animal that will cling to you like a baby and always has a smile on its face…oh and that also only poops like once a week.
I still don’t see the appeal in eye capsules though.
this nice t- shirts but see in that dear
I vote cute!
He’s even cuter then some human babies I’ve seen!
OHARG so KYOOT. The nosicle slays me.
Did you know that the bebeh slotherson is so dense that they will often fall out of trees after mistakenly grabbing their own limbs instead of a tree branch? So cute it hurts!