The only thing cuter than a sloth is a pygmy sloth
20 miles off the coast of Panama in Central America there’s a tiny island that’s home to a unique species of tiny sloths. The pygmy sloths of Escudo Island, Panama have evolved in isolation and shrunk to about half the size of the normal three-fingered sloths found on the mainland. They live in the mangrove swamps where they’re fond of eating a vine that is known to have similar properties to Valium. So they don’t just look stoned, they are stoned. For thousands of years these mellow midgets have hung out on their paradise island, free from predators. But a recent scientific expedition has revealed that there are now less than 100 sloths left as their mangrove home is being destroyed and local fishermen have taken to killing the slow moving stoners and eating them! They urgently need your help so please click here to donate a few pennies to help the unique evolutionary treasure that is dwarf sloth island.