10 Amazing Pics of Sloths Hanging Out

A sloth’s favorite pastime is hanging out. That pun was totally intended (find more sloth puns here). The cool thing though is that a sloth is specially adapted for hanging, with a strong agile upper body and other adaptations that suit them for living in trees. 

Here is a collection of sloth pics where the sloths are hanging from trees (or other structures). You can find this collection on our Pinterest page as well.


You can see the total slothness of this sloth: the relaxed closed eyes, the green algae in its fur, and the surprising grace in how it holds itself from the branch. This photograph of a three-toed sloth was taken in Costa Rica, one of the best places to see a sloth.

You can purchase a print of this photograph in multiple presentations on Art.com


Speaking of Costa Rica, this picture of  two sloths nose-kissing while hanging is also from that country. The sloth is an important animal for Costa Rica which is a country where protecting our forest friends is taken seriously. There you can take a tour of the Sloth Sanctuary and Rescue Center.

Sloths can use their legs to hang as well as their powerful arms. This picture is quite the hang, no? This photo comes from FactZoo.com, who has an interesting article with sloth facts. Check it out, but don’t forget to read our own article, 10 Sloth Facts That Are Really Weird.


Trees aren’t the only thing that sloths hang from. They’ll hang from pretty much anything you have them around. In the picture it looks like there is a bit of a net built as a play place for this adorable baby sloth.  This picture was posted in the Reddit sub /aww which contains pictures of all kinds of baby animals.


This picture has beautiful rich colors in the sloth’s fur. You also get to see an amazing human-like expression on the sloth’s face. This beautiful image can also be purchased as a poster through the Walmart Marketplace.

Another shot from Costa Rica, this one is from the Instagram account of Nature. Seeing that adorable baby sloth hanging there might worry you, but relax! A sloth is born with amazing climbing abilities, so that little guy is perfectly safe.

This picture shows a sloth demonstrating its ability to turn its head completely around. So weird! But you also get another example of a human-esque expression.  The sloth seems to be saying “who are you?”

Gravity has given this sloth’s fur a makeover, that “big hair” look.


Another Costa Rican sloth, hanging by its legs. This is a beautiful shot showing the sloth with some uncommon grace.  This shot is by photographer Juan Carlos Vindas. You can see more of his work on his YouTube channel,.


This fantastic picture of a sloth in a lush green forest with great light. You can purchase this on Amazon.


And if you can forgive a final product plug, you can also have your own hanging sloths at home.  Our favorite of course is this stuffed sloth from Light Autumn:



This is available on Amazon. Get yours today!

And another great hanging sloth product is this planter:

Sloth Planters Gift Ceramic Succulent Hanging Planters,

Thanks for checking out our list of pictures and cool products. Please pick up some of the products you find on PopSloth so we can keep the website going!



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