Cuddly sloth brings traffic to standstill in Ecuador (PHOTOS)
A post by the Comision de Transito del Ecuador (Transit Commission of Ecuador) on its Facebook page read: "We are grateful to all those people who were interested in the health of the animal.
“The sloth bear rescued by our unit was reviewed by a veterinarian, who determined that it was in optimal condition to be returned to its habitat.”
Sloths are native to Latin America and are renowned for their sluggish movement and long claws.
Not all of them get the same positive reaction from the general public though. An Australian anti-drug advertisement which depicted a sloth as a stoner was ridiculed on social media.