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Why can't we leave them alone? The troubling truth about selfies with sloths

Nobody seems to know quite how the sloth became the rock star of the animal kingdom. From high in the Latin American rainforest, the absurd mammal is the focus of a frenzied obsession that shows no sign of abating. Sloths are on bank notes, adverts, T-shirts, internet memes and Instagram fan pages. But as with many examples of anthropomorphised wildlife, the trappings of fame have started to cause problems for the humble sloth. Read more...



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