Sloth rescued from Ecuador highway shines in new habitat

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
A sloth rescued from a highway in Ecuador flourishes at his new habitat.
Comisión de Tránsito del Ecuador

QUEVEDO, Ecuador -- Just when you thought a sloth rescued from the side of an Ecuadorian highway couldn't get any cuter, officials released new photos showing the little guy at his new home.

These photos were released by the Ecuador Highway Commission

An officer rescued the sloth after he spotted it clinging to a guardrail, scared to cross a highway in Quevedo. The transit police posted photos of the rescue on Facebook, and the post went viral.

On Monday, they posted an update on the adorable fellow saying it is happy in its habitat and thanked everyone for their concern.