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Police in Ecuador rescue terrified, adorable sloth from side of newly-opened highway

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Authorities in Ecuador shared photos of an adorable but terrified sloth found clinging to a barrier at the side of a recently-opened highway.

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The Ecuador Transit Commission shared pictures on Facebook of a sloth that apparently became frightened while trying to cross the highway in Quevedo and ended up clinging to a roadside barrier.

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Police said the sloth — or “lazy bear” as they are known in Ecuador — was examined by a veterinarian before being released back into the wild.

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The executive director of the Ecuador Transit Commission issued an order after the incident that any animals found on streets and highways must be assisted by authorities.

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