Slow as a Sloth

How slow is a sloth?
The three toed sloth is consisered to be the slowest animal in the world.  They can reach speeds of 0.15 mile per hour.  The sloth is mainly a tree dwelling creature that rarely leaves the trees.  They are known to be adgile swimmers though.

Not built for speed

The sloths body is an interesting thing to look at. Their arms are very long, longer then their back legs.  This helps with moving through trees.  A sloth is compared to the size of a small dog, they are about 45 cm in length and weigh from 3-5 kg.