Daily cute: A frightened sloth was rescued while trying to cross a road in Ecuador

You might’ve seen these images of a petrified-looking sloth clinging to a pole this week:

(And if you haven’t, you’re welcome.)


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The sloth, according to CNN, was lost and trying to cross a busy road in Los Rios, Ecuador.

Cue the “why did the sloth cross the road” jokes.

Thankfully, Ecuador transit officials rescued the poor creature, who looked like he was going nowhere fast.

An officer with the Transit Commission said on the group's Facebook page that the sloth has since been checked by a veterinarian and was able to return to its habitat.

Just look at what a difference a day makes: