The Top 10 Slowest Animals In The World

Some animals just aren’t in a rush. From sloths to snails, tortoises to slugs, these are some of the sluggishest animals in the world. While animals like the cheetah and greyhound show off their elegant speed, these aspects are content to walk and creep, moving sometimes just a few feet per minute.

These animals are so uneventful that several of their names have become equivalent to idleness. Meet some of nature’s most nonchalant critters

10.MANATEE/SEA COWSMANATEE/SEA COWS

it’s certainly one of the weirdest marine inhabitants you can find.
Manatees live in shallow waters hence they barely float which is zero use of the energy they store and what do they do all the time?
Eating and Resting daily, fortunately, they don’t have a natural predator (who really wants to sink their teeth in these guys?) so they scarcely worry or stress over such.

 

9.THE GILA MONSTERTHE GILA MONSTER

They live the majority of their life buried underneath the ground, this highly venomous lizard store their fats within their body after consuming half their body size so they can rest, sleep and hide from predators and not bother for food for long periods.

8.LORIS

Loris

Attractive eyes, weird human-like hands, and venomous bite, the medium size primate found in southern Asia take the number 8 spot.

7.SEA HORSESEA HORSE

This unique variety of fish rarely moves a lot thanks to their body structure and would normally prefer to stay where they are over their lifetime.

6.THE BANANA SLUG


This special variety of the gastropods pods cause movement through muscular contraction which makes them one of the slowest animal species. Most of all time this slugs plop under the ground for feeding and laying eggs and can do so for years. In such a way slugs entirely put away movement from one place to another.

5.KOALA BEAR

some of you must have already imagined this marsupial also had to be here, yes really they are.
Horrible eye sights and strangely not in any way related to bears, this adorable tree huggers are a subcategory of mammals called marsupial.
The strong limbs and claws of the koala bear help them to climb on trees in no time and eat leaves of trees. Kola bears are one of the slowest animals and because of their poor at eyesight would rather prefer to spend most of the time in trees.

4. THE GIANT TORTOISE

Synonyms for cunning wisdom and trickery in fairy tales, this.
Tortoises are vertebrate with the longest life span and known for its the slow movement.
Large body size and heavy shells make movement quite slow but they make up for this with their ability to store water and energy to live without food for a year.
Slow and steady is the motto of this impressive animal.

3. THE GARDEN SNAIL

Garden snails or land snails is a member of terrestrial mollusks and Unlike slugs, garden snails have thick coiled shells which makes them so slow in movement making them only capable of moving a few yards in an hour and their preference to make hibernation for years and avoid sunlight gives them the spot 3

2. THE STARFISH

starfishes can’t move long distances and usually prefer to travel along with ocean currents. Starfishes are as slow with a speed of 0.02 miles per hour. Their star-like body structure itself causes slow movement in the ocean.
Starfishes have neither blood and brain (marine zombie if we think about it)
if they get cut down into pieces then-new starfishes will grow from each of those species.

1.THE THREE TOED SLOTHTHE THREE TOED SLOTH

Dubbed the slowest animal in the world the three-toed sloth can be said to spend a major part of their life within the branches of trees in the tropical rainforests of America.
They are used to eating the leaves of trees and conserve more energy through nobody’s movements at all.

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