Start the (slow) Clap…Animalist Introduces First-Ever ‘Sloth Week’

Sloth WeekWatch out, cats – the sloths are (slowly..) coming to steal your spotlight.

On June 20, Discovery Digital Networks’ Animalist, which celebrates the incredible connection between humans and animals, in conjunction with Animal Planet, will launch the first-ever Sloth Weeksix days of programming dedicated to the web’s most lovable and slowly rising star.

Anchored by Animalist News features from host Catie Wayne’s visit to the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, sloths will plod across online programming at, in addition’s DNews and Anyhoo and SourceFed. The Sloth Week lineup at will make viewers smile and educate them at the same time – answering questions about how fast they swim, how slowly they go #2 and what their ancient relatives were like.

Animal Planet will be joining the party online and on air, as well. On Saturday, June 21 from 8 to 10am ET/PT, Animal Planet will encore Meet the Sloths – following a year in the life of five slow-moving residents of the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, which is dedicated to saving orphaned or injured sloths. Online at and on Animal Planet L!VE (APL.TV), the sloth-y goodness continues with sloth video playlists, listicles and 24-7 access to Cocoa, Bonnie and Okra Mae live from Zoo Atlanta on Sloth Cam. Notably, 19-year-old Okra Mae, a Hoffman’s two-toed sloth, is pregnant and expected to give birth in June or July.

Sloth Week begins on Friday, June 20 and concludes on Wednesday, June 25 with the opportunity to hang out with a sloth through Animalist’s special Google+ Hangout. For the latest updates on Sloth Week, visit

And, if you can’t wait til June 20, get a dose of sloth lovin’ below – let the countdown begin!