Terrified sloth rescued from busy highway

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 15:52:28-05

Why did the sloth cross the road? We're not sure.

But thanks to some kind officers in Los Rios, Ecuador, this one made it across safely.

While driving down a busy highway, the Transit Authority of Ecuador found the sloth clinging to a traffic median.

Luckily, officers were able to rescue it.

CNN translated what the agency said on Facebook: "We want to let you know the sloth was rescued and taken by our officers to a doctor, who said the sloth was in good [condition] to be returned to its habitat."

This video includes images from the Transit Authority of Ecuador and music from MADS / CC BY 3.0.