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40 Adorable Sloth Pictures You Didn’t Know You Needed

These sloths raise cute to a whole new level.

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Baby sloth eating mangrove leaf
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We dare you not to smile at these cute sloth pictures

There are lots of cute dog pictures and cute cat pictures out there, but what other animals have adorable snapshots? Turns out, there are plenty of cute raccoon pictures and cute opossum pictures to see, along with some seriously adorable sloth pictures. Some people think the sloth is one of the cutest animals in the world, and can you blame them? These mammals like to spend time hanging out in trees in tropical rainforests, and they look so sweet in their natural habitat. Let’s take a look at these cute sloth pictures to get a glimpse of their adorableness in action.

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Three-Toed Tree Sloth With Young
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Sweet sloths snuggling

Let the awwws commence.

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Bradypus tridactylus
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The smirk says it all

This is one of those cute sloth pictures that’s also a little mischievous—what’s this little guy smirking for?

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Maned sloth (Bradypus torquatus) hanging in tree, Brazil, low angle
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Just swinging by

We wouldn’t mind hanging out with this sweet sloth!

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Sloth Portrait
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We’re digging the new hairdo

The green brings out his eyes, doesn’t it?

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Baby Sloth
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Care to share?

That green snack’s looking tasty.

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Happy, rescued Sloth
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That’s one smooth sloth

Imagine this little one showing up to your door with a flower in hand—so cute!

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Bradypus tridactylus
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Small (but mighty)

This is one of those cute sloth pictures we wish could happen in real life—who wouldn’t want to hold this adorable sloth in their hands?

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Close-Up Of Three-Toed Sloth On Rock
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So stealthy

We’d trust him to belly crawl anywhere—that’s one sly sloth.

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buttercup smile
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That face though

That sweet smile will get you every time!

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Brown-throated three-toed sloth mother and baby hanging in a treetop, Costa Rica
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A mother’s love is strong (even among sloths)

We all need to hug our mother once in a while—even in the sloth world.

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rescued sloth
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Cuteness overload

We’d sit down and have a nice chat with this cutie in a heartbeat!

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Female Three-toed Sloth
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Caught mid-swing!

Taking it one branch at a time.

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Nap Time
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“You talkin’ to me?”

This sloth means business.

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Happy Male Sloth
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A fearless sloth leader

We’d trust him to lead us on an adventure through the trees.

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Linnaeus's Two Toed Sloth, Rasping
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Sloth got your tongue?

When it comes to cute sloth pictures, this is one of the cutest—who doesn’t love a silly sloth?

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Baby Sloth
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The pull-up pro

How many pull-ups do you think this little one can do?

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Three-Toed Tree Sloth With Young
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Safe in her mother’s arms

Proof that the bond between mother and child is strong, even in the wild.

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Three toed sloth
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That’s one photogenic sloth

He looks like he was born to be in front of the camera!

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Baby sloth eating mangrove leaf
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Caught mid-snack

That looks delicious and nutritious for our sloth friend.

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sloth lies on a tree in Singapore zoo
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Nap time!

Sloths need to snooze, too.

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Sleeping Sloth
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All curled up

It truly is cuteness overload with these cute sloth pictures!

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Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica
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Turning things upside down

Good thing there isn’t anything in their pockets.
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Three-toed Sloth
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Catching up mid-climb

We bet he made it to the top of the tree easily.
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Three-toed Sloth
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Alright, now this is adorable

You could melt just looking at that sweet face!
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Two-toed sloth being handfed while hanging on branch
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Snack time!

Can you imagine feeding a sloth?!

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Upside Down Sloth Hanging On Tree
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One with nature

Life among the trees has its perks.

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Sleeping Sloth
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A sloth at peace

We hope to be this relaxed one day.
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“I’m ready for my close-up”

This sloth is ready for the spotlight!
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Happy, rescued Sloth
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Simply adorable

We love seeing this sweet guy’s smile.
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Baby sloth in red Santa Claus hat
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Sloth Santa?!

Look out for this one coming down your chimney.
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Cute Sloth Climbing On Rope
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Smiling sloths are the best

Just a happy sloth on his rope!
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Three-toed Sloth
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Melting hearts with that face

We dare you not to smile at this picture.

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smiling sloth hanging in a tree
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Up in the trees

A great day for a sloth is a day spent swinging in the green leaves.
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Sloth Selfie
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Sloth selfie

Work that camera!
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Baby sloth hangs upside down
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So. Stinkin’. Cute.

Need we say more?
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Hoffmann's two-toed sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni), La Fortuna, Arenal National Park, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica, Central America
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Snoozin’ sloth

Sleepy sloths are so adorable.
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Three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) Amazon River, Brazil
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Look at that view!

We’d be smiling too if we were hanging out by the water.
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Three-toed sloth
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Just lounging on a tree

Even sloths need to take a load off once in a while.

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Two sloths in a tree.
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Sloth hugs are the best

Who doesn’t love a good hug?

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Baby sloth in a bucket
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Stealing hearts with that smile

He already has us in the palm of his hand!

Kelly Kuehn
Kelly Kuehn is a former editor for Reader’s Digest who covered entertainment, trivia and history. When she’s not working you can find her watching the latest and greatest movies, listening to a true-crime podcast (or two), blasting ‘90s music and hiking with her dog, Ryker, throughout the Finger Lakes.