The sleepy sloths are not known to move fast; in fact, they move at a rate of about 40 yards per day. An effort, mostly motivated by the desire to find the most delicious leaves, twigs, and buds that their close surrounding has to offer. There's something so endearing about a mammal this lazy, which is probably why it's frequently portrayed in modern cartoons. Since the sloth naps a lot (!), they're snoozing away a good 15-20 hours a day. All in good conscience though, seeing as they have an exceptionally low metabolic rate and need the break to recover. They live in the rainforests of Central and South America.
They're excellent swimmers and every now and then they drop down from their safe space in the trees to have a refreshing swim in the rainforest pools.
There are two types of sloths, two-toed and three-toed.
The Pygmy three-toed sloth is critically endangered due to deforestation. Also the maned sloth is very vulnerable.
Without plenty of trees sloths will lose their shelter and food source.
To help sloths we need to practice sustainable forestry and stop exploiting the rainforests.
Source: WWF Foundation