Ecuadorian transit police recently noticed a sluggish sloth trying to cross an open highway — but there was too much traffic, and the sloth knew he was in danger.
His brilliant solution? Park himself on the side of the road, cling to a pole, and patiently wait for someone to come along and give him a helping hand. And eventually, that’s exactly what Officer Aguayo did. The kindhearted officer pulled over to inspect this ‘lazy bear,’ as they’re called in Ecuador.
Now, we’ve seen sloths attempting the impossible before. Because sloths are incredibly slow-moving creatures, we know it typically takes human intervention in order for them to safely succeed.
This cute sloth was taken to a veterinarian who specializes these types of creatures. Thankfully, he was healthy and thus brought back to his habitat. Afterwards, the Ecuador Transit Commission went even further to ensure safety and promote respect for animals that cross the streets. The executive director established a rule that all animals found on streets and highways must be immediately attended to. Not only is this sloth adorable, but he’s also a hero of the Animal Kingdom 🙂
The story has now gone viral, and has so far been shared on Facebook more than 12,000 times. Scroll down to see him for yourself…
What a show of kindness, patience and care for all animals. I’m so glad this adorable sloth waited for help, and that his hero arrived. If you agree, please SHARE this story with your friends on Facebook!
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