Chiba, Japan, October 11, 2008--Stressed out? Take a hint from this baby Linne's two-toed sloth at the Chiba Zoological Park near Tokyo and relax.
The sloths, native to South American rainforests, sleep away their days hanging from branches. At night they forage on fruits, shoots, and leaves while lumbering around one step at a time.
The creatures seldom venture to the forest floor where they move too slowly to escape predators such as jaguars. But they are good swimmers.