Slowest Creatures on Earth

Sloths

They move at a leisurely pace, spending most of their time hanging upside down in trees, munching on leaves.

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Giant Tortoises

These gentle giants can amble along at a pace that barely registers, but they've been around for millions of years.

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Garden Snails

With their slime trail in tow, garden snails make their way across surfaces at a snail's pace, quite literally.

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Starfish

While not known for their speed, starfish glide slowly across the ocean floor, using tiny tube feet.

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Manatees

Their languid movements through the water give them the nickname "sea cows" but their slow pace helps conserve energy.

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Three-Toed Sloths

These arboreal mammals are so slow that algae often grows on their fur, providing them with natural camouflage.

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Koalas

Known for their relaxed demeanor, koalas spend most of their time lounging in eucalyptus trees, moving only when necessary.

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Turtles

Turtles may not be speedy, but their slow and steady approach has allowed them to survive for millions of years.

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Sea Cucumbers

These marine invertebrates move at a snail's pace, using tiny appendages called podia to slowly inch along the ocean floor.

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Banana Slugs

These large, brightly colored slugs move at a sluggish pace, leaving a trail of mucus in their wake.

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Sea Stars

Also known as starfish, these creatures move slowly using tiny tube feet, allowing them to navigate the ocean floor with ease.

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