education · environment

Defending sloths, frogs, and other animals

First, happy Veteran’s Day. Thanks to all the veterans for defending us.

Speaking of defending, I’d like to introduce the Amphibian Avenger:

Not only did she fall in love with amphibians, she fell in love with sloths. And apparently the world did too!

The world’s gone bonkers for sloths. It seems my little video featuring the sleepy residents of the world’s only sloth orphanage is the equivalent of grade A cute crack for millions of LOL squee loving junkies. It’s been watched by nearly 2 million people around the world from Greece (one of the first countries where the clip went viral – but then they needed a laugh that week what with the small matter of total economic meltdown) to Guam (66 Guamians have now watched which is presumably the entire population).

The sloths are now more famous than Jesus having been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington PostThe Daily Beastthe Approval Matrix in the New York magazine and on CNN all in the space of a week. Everyone is jumping on the sloth bandwagon – I hear that Madonna is adopting one, Jordan is attempting to marry one and Obama is considering using the sloths to help negotiate a peace agreement with North Korea.

Read more about it.