Baby Sloth Saying, “Mom” Is The Crush You Need Right Now

Aside from maybe being one of the most-adorable looking baby animals in the whole wide world, baby sloths apparently make the cutest noises too.

We submit to you a video shared by Animalist Too of the Sloth Sanctuary In Costa Rica as evidence, where you will not only see an itty-bitty sloth, you'll also hear the wee babe's tiny voice say something that sounds to us like "mom."

As in "mom, I don't want to go to church today." Or perhaps, "mom, where are my cute, little sloth socks?"

Unbearably adorable, right? Hold on, it gets better.

The Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica has a Facebook page so you can get status updates of sloths being frickin' cute, which are the really the best status updates.

Like this one about a rare, premature sloth baby.


It's quite rare for a prematurely-born abandoned infant sloth to survive, but a serious will, careful handling in the NICU and abundant good luck have helped Two-fingered Gigio get where he is today. Rescued August 14th, 2016, weighing just 249g (8.8 oz)—about the weight of a large apple—he has been bottle-fed nearly every meal by Judy Avey Arroyo. A limited number of handlers helps prevent Gigio's still-developing immune system from being compromised. Five months later, little Gigio now weighs 410g (14.5 oz); weight gain being an important indicator of ability to survive and thrive. As you can see, he's still very much an infant that loves a good … yawn … naptime! Thank you to all who support the rescued sloths in our care.

Posted by Sloth Sanctuary Costa Rica on Friday, January 20, 2017

This little dude who is just hanging around and keeping warm in and incubator.

Um... a baby sloth hugging a smaller baby sloth.

A 12-pack of sloths.

Baby sloths kickin' it in a tub.

Crissy and Gigio

Crissy and Gigio (who was three months old yesterday) seen here basking in the Costa Rican sun!

Posted by Sloth Sanctuary Costa Rica on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Clearly, there's no shortage of adorable moments at these magical sloth gardens in Costa Rica.

Have you met a sloth? Do you have a photo? Share it with us in the comments section below!