Lonely Planet Writer

This cute sloth attempted to break and enter his local shop in Peru

Sloths are the slowest mammals in the world, but that didn’t stop this super cute guy from trying to break in to a shop in Pucallpa, Peru.


The three-toed sloth, who looks like he’s rocking an 80s style mullet, surprised a shop owner who was about to open up. The sloth was trying to get in to the store despite the shutter being firmly locked down, and onlookers were bemused by his slow and steady – but determined – moves, and caught them on camera for posterity.

The sloth who rocked an 80s style mullet, tried his best to get into the store.

The shop’s owner called the Peru Institute of Natural Resources, who sent a team to pick the animal up and bring it back to the park where it was living. An endangered animal, it’s important to conserve the species in a natural environment.