The sloth is a mammal that lives in the trees of South America. They have a slow and peculiar way of moving about. In fact, they are the slowest land mammals and travel very sluggishly on the ground 0.056 mph-0.11 mph (0.025 m/s–0.050 m/s). However, when moving through the trees, they walk upside down hanging from branches and travel at a slightly quicker speed 0.11 mph- 0.19 mph (0.050 m/s – 0.083 m/s). Their top speed is when climbing, and is used in emergency situations, (i.e. a distress call from a mother sloth’s baby).