Baby sloths are cute, but don't underestimate their tenacity as adults when they feel threatened, like the sloth trying to cross a busy Panama highway in this video. Yiscel Yángüez and Néstor Correa run an animal rescue center in Gamboa, Panama, and sometimes nurse orphaned sloths. When it's time to release them back into the wild, it's an emotional parting of the ways.
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Video produced and photographed by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Lucy Cooke. Visit her Sloth Appreciation Society website: http://www.slothville.com.