Photo of sloth rescued by road gains international attention

(Photo courtesy Transit Commission of Ecuador)

LOS RIOS, ECUADOR (WIVB) — A photo of a sloth in need of rescue in Ecuador is gaining worldwide attention after it appeared online, according to CNN.

The sloth, which was seen clinging to a pole, had apparently been trying to cross a road. It was rescued by a Transit Commission officer.

The animal was then checked out by a veterinarian and determined to be in optimal condition. It was then returned to its habitat.

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