Too cute! Police in Ecuador rescue stranded sloth

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LOS RIOS, Ecuador– Why did the sloth cross the road?

Well, police in Ecuador are unsure. Transit officers in Los Rios found this little one hugging a post in the middle of the road.

According to the police department’s Facebook page, officers had the sloth checked out by a veterinarian, who said the animal was healthy enough to be returned to his habitat.

Photos of the rescue have been shared more than 42,000 times, with many people thanking the police for saving the adorable critter.

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