There is no argument about the fact that sloths are some of the cutest wild animals to ever grace the planet.
These fluffy little guys are known for their chilled out, lethargic manner, and they spend most of their lives hanging upside down from the trees of tropical rain forests.
They also have an extremely low metabolic rate, which means that they move at a languid, sluggish pace through the trees. They are said to travel around 41 yards per day, which is less than half the length of a football field!
Sloths are definitely an animal that we can relate to.
As if our love for sloths wasn’t already sky-high, we found this adorable video of a sloth taking a bath, and we just can’t get enough.
Sloths are usually independent creatures, and they are used to travelling alone.
But this adorable sloth named Jimima appears to be a rescue sloth, taken into captivity possibly for her injuries.
As the video says, sloths don’t normally require a bath, unless it’s for medical reasons. This little cutie has a mild case of mange, a skin disease caused by parasitic mites.
Because of this, she needs to be bathed before she can be treated with her medicine to make her feel better.
For a wild animal, having a bath can be a scary and different experience. This means that the volunteers have to work quickly so that Jimima stays nice and calm.
The first part of the process is to lather up Jimima’s fur with some special shampoo. She’s looking adorably confused and probably has absolutely no idea what’s happening.
If she could speak, she would be saying, “What on Earth is going on right now?”
Taking the cuteness to another level, Jimima is also given a small source of comfort — a soft toy to cuddle whilst she’s being bathed. In the video, we can see her clinging onto the toy, and she is reluctant to let it go even when it’s time to be rinsed off.
If we were bathing her, we’d just have to give in and give it back to her!
The next stage of washing is the rinsing, and sadly, Jimima has to be parted from her beloved cuddly toy. The volunteer is sure to work quickly so that Jimima can be comfortable again.
She still has the adorably confused expression of not knowing what on earth is going on, and that is probably the reason why she tries to bite the nasty lady who’s pouring water on her.
Jimima is very protective of her cuddly toy and just doesn’t understand why she needs to be taken away from it.
She tries to bite, but in true sloth-mode, this happens so slowly that the volunteer is able to move her hands out of the way in time.
Even when she’s feeling aggressive, Jimima still looks like the sweetest little thing. Just look at that tiny mouth!
Once the washing is done, Jimima is now given a new thing to cuddle — a towel. As she snuggles up to dry, the volunteer applies ointment to make her poorly skin better, and then the volunteer gives her a little comb through once that’s done.
What a pampered sloth!
Finally, Jimima is clean and dry, and a happy sloth once more. Though we loved watching her take a bath, we hope that her skin is feeling much better now!
Watch the adorable video below to see for yourself.
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