How to cheer up a sad sloth
It would seem that baby sloths can also suffer a bad attack of the Mondays. Sebastian, the baby in this clip, however is not so much blue from sadness as feeling the cold. He’s an orphan at the sloth sanctuary of Costa Rica. Sloths can’t control their body temperature like other mammals and the Costa Rican nights can be a trifle chilly for an orphaned baby who no longer has his mom to cling to. Especially when, like Sebastian they are a little poorly and undergoing treatment at the sanctuary slothpital. So they came up with the novel idea of making sloth pajamas out of old sports socks to keep him snuggly and warm.
The clip is from my sloth sanctuary documentary ‘Meet the Sloths’. It premieres in the UK on Animal Planet on March 4th 2012 and features some seriously happy sloths. The only person who could possibly shed a tear after watching it is Kristen Bell.