Sloths are surprisingly fast swimmers

Okay, so, sloths: They don't exactly have a reputation for hurrying around. But they turn out to be pretty decent swimmers, who can move three times as fast in the water as they do on land! As Jezebel puts it, "They're like the Ryan Lochtes of the animal kingdom." More via Animal Wire.

For those who are still curious about sloths' aquatic abilities, check out this National Geographic article.

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Ezra Klein · February 12, 2013