The definition of sloth: “an aversion to work or exertion; laziness.”
Therefore, it is a mother sloth’s duty to lead by example.
In this adorable video, a mommy sloth named Hershey luxuriously hangs from a tree limb, and chews some super-juicy food that dribbles out of her mouth. The tiny baby in her lap is taking notes and taking her leftovers, as she licks the juicy goodness from mom’s chops.
The minuscule newborn (whose sex is still unknown) arrived at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo on July 25, and already the pairs’ bond is very clear. The tyke will spend the next six months hitching a ride with mom until he or she is ready to be lazy all by their self.
The zoo reports that Mom is also doing a fab job of explaining the process of napping all day – there will be lots of pop quizzes.