Traffic police save adorable sloth who tried to cross a busy highway

Why did the sloth cross the road? We’re not quite sure, but we’re obviously concerned that it didn’t make it all the way to the other side.

Traffic police in Quevedo, Ecuador, saved one of these lazy little guys who had gotten halfway across a busy street, wound up stranded, and was hugging an iron pillar of the center divider. The Comisión de Tránsito del Ecuador posted pictures of the harrowing rescue to their Facebook page. 

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According to authorities, the sloth was later checked out by a veterinarian and cleared for release into the wild. Next time he should just call a Lyft

H/T Arbroath | Photo via Comisión de Tránsito del Ecuador/Facebook

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