Baby Sloth Looks Picture of Contentment as It Clings to Mother

An animal enthusiast visiting Playa Blanca, in La Palma, Costa Rica, caught sight of a serene-looking baby sloth clinging to its mother, as the duo dangled high above the ground close to the top of a tree.

Footage by Natalia Cara de Medeiros, who runs a YouTube account called Naty’s Adventures, shows the duo holding on to each other, with the younger sloth looking the picture of contentment.

De Medeiros’ said of her time in Costa Rica that “every once in a while” she would see the adult sloth “hanging from the tree behind our house”.

“One day we noticed she wasn’t alone anymore,” she wrote in a caption for the video on YouTube, adding, “how adorable is that baby?” Credit: Natalia Cara de Medeiros via Storyful

Video transcript

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