Back in 2009, some kids in Panama found a hairless sloth and, thinking it was “an alien,” they killed it. Ten years later and this story still bugs me.

A weird creature has stirred up controversy among the people of Cerro Azul. Some say it could be an alien, others simply believe that is an animal. …

I had to make note of it when one guy in the Fark comments brought the sorta bad news here – the Cerro Azul cryptid really looks like a shaved sloth. See above – I rotated the Cerro Azul mystery creature just so you could more easily compare body shape.

I hate being such a skeptic, but at the moment I’m thinking, man, that poor sloth. He just wanted to go full-body Brazilian, just once, and a bunch of [screw]ing teenagers go all caveman on [him].

(DailyHuff)

The claw is the giveaway. Sad. This naked sloth might have had a great life ahead of it once it got over whatever caused its fur to fall out. Below is more info about this geographic location. I’ve added links so you can learn to€ identify the creatures living around you.

Kids in Panama here are other living things around you that you should not kill because you fear them:

You may see foxes, white-faced capuchin, ant-eater, sloth, squirrels, coatimundi [hog-nosed coons, snookum bears,€  Brazilian aardvarks] , agouti, peccary [javelinas ] and white-tailed deer, howler monkey, red spider monkey, jaguar, olingo, two-toed sloth, ocelot, jagarundi [jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi)], harpy eagle and guan.

In addition to the stunning natural beauty of Altos de Cerro Azul, you have access to high-speed satellite internet, Direct TV and modern electricity and telephone services. Use these to figure out what stuff is so you don’t react like a bunch of savages.

The mob fear reaction completely disgusts me. We humans are sometimes a pack of stupid violent screeching monkeys gang attacking anything new in our territory. Did you know that a group of villagers in France once gathered to beat a hot air balloon to death because it appeared to them to be a supernatural monster? Strange but true. We can do better.

After the first manned hot air balloon flight, French villagers tried to attack it, thinking it a fire-breathing monster. The pilots appeased them with a bottle of champagne that they had originally brought to celebrate, and today it’s customary to carry a bottle along on balloon flights.

(CrazyFacts)

To the kids in Panama who did this, you are probably adults by now. I can only say this: I hope you never meet a real alien.

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Mike
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thats not a sloth look at the neck and arms and body its all
different and not the same as the real sloth i would have ran
away from it fast, anybody can see that the arm length is different
i sure can.

Lisa
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Lisa

hahahaha reading these comments got me laughing so rediculously hard right now. Kate and Az are probably som good little church going kids who wana say they are Christians but then curse like its nothing. Hypocrits is what you are. Yes the naked sloth died. There are actual human beings being killed everyday and you sit here wasting your time getting mad at people you dont know because you believe this stupid story. shame shame shame. You simply just cant put human reasoning into animals. all animals goals in life is to eat, sleep, and make babies. and if you… Read more »

Christina
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Christina

well its close but I don’t believe that is a sloth
where is the rest of the story.

KeyraLove
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KeyraLove

I Read nearly all the cruel nasty comments people wrote… Firstly, Kids Hung? HUNG? Are you F.ucking serious? Yes they were stupid and reckless but I say you could atleast blame the parents for not teaching them of self control and about Animals, Blame the teachers if you want but that’s wrong to say, only a Sick bastard would say that… Also think about the Sloth, would it want you argueing over its death? Highly likely NOT! There are so many things being harmed out there so I guess you should just stop wasting your time, Yes I feel sorry… Read more »

john montgomery
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john montgomery

so lets say that thing was an alien as proven in the last post, its naked you dont know what it is and its moving towards you…ill give you two scenarios.1. let it come close to you and it might take your clothes off.2.beat it with sticks and stones before it gets you.You people who want to punish these kids are at least one of three things. vegetarian, wildlife person, animal welfare person or maybe just a complete and utter retard?

bigrhodi
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bigrhodi

Man that is a [beep]in alien the goverment is jus tryning 2 cover that shyt up like they do with everything else that is not a sloft and i wouldv killed that ugly ass shyt to if it was coming at me you dont see a creatures like that on your every day basis…

Scippi
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Scippi

All you people saying that “these kids should be hung” are complete idiots. I’m sorry, but we are the dominant race on this planet, the reason you all can calmly sit and post replies on the internet in the safety of your own home, is because we humans asserted that dominance long ago by proving ourselves superior to every other animal on the planet in terms of survival. These children were merely doing what humans have been doing for thousands of years, destroying the unknown. IF the animal had been found by scientists, then fine…let it be analyzed. But it… Read more »

killmanor1
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killmanor1

do not argue against me cause u will lose

killmanor1
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killmanor1

az , everyone knows what a tortoise is some people dont even know what a sloth is never mind a bald one. im 13 and if i saw some bald thing with claws i would have the same approach. i know you will be older than me but age isnt knowlege. i know if one of them was in your face and you didnt know what it was you would attack it.

killmanor1
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killmanor1

what so if some bald thing walked towards you and made some odd noise. how would u know what it is its instinct. some odd thing , big claws , big eyes. u don t think wat type of shaved animal it could be. bah its not low on animals what we are its just that ur low on intelligence.

Courtney
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Courtney

its a shame to have that killed. But wouldn’t you be scared if something like that were walking towards you?

Kate & Az
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Kate & Az

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAHACe0uc64&feature=player_embedded#t=128

Enough said on this matter, watch the above!

Half blind, half deaf, not at all threatening!!!! The kids should be prosecuted!!

Fedor
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Fedor

Since there is no clear idea how large it is (no scale bar, of course!), it could also be an embryonic sloth that has been in a jar for years and laid out over a bunch of rocks. The whole story with the teenagers would then of course be a lie.

If it is a real creature, then it would be interesting to see if there is a link with the extinct marine sloths of the genus Thalassocnus.

Katie
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Katie

@Lisa Don’t be naive. It’s really doubtful that that sloth was running towards them at all, if anything animals have the purgative to RUN from us. The truth of the matter is that those teens probably killed that sloth accidentally. I’m in highschool, and the just the other day i saw an event just like this. There were a bunch of baby ducklings stuck in the middle of the school field with their mother and resting (presumably from a long previous walk). So me and my friend were watching and doing the whole girly “wow! they are SO cute” thing.… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

Some of you crack me up… After looking at it next to a normal sloth it is easy to see that it was most likely a sloth that had some sort of genetic defect. First off who the hell is going to shave a sloth and second you can look at and see it wasn’t shaved. As for the kids, so many of you are on here talking about how mean and wrong the kids where for killing it, however you seem to forget what it is like to see anything coming at you that you don’t recognized no matter… Read more »

VelcroKing
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It’s bringing love! Don’t let it get away.Break its legs!

Kate & AZ
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Kate & AZ

You know what Paul?! Take a look at the 2 comments you have put on this page

“Actually, we Aussies learnt more about Kangaroos from a TV called ‚ÄúSkippy‚Äù than from anything else”

“Bless you, poor creature”
“Kids, rot in hell”

“Wow, you sure do sound like a crazy [SCREW]ed up Christian, alright”

ENOUGH SAID….

TransAlchemy
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Damn you guys, why could we have believed it was an alien. I was almost kiddish thinking a secret invasion was taking place 😛

Bruno
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Bruno

No luls, rly. What a bunch of ignorant idiots.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfcjukI0Kyk

This made me laugh like an ass.

Sheree
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Sheree

I have to say when I first looked at the pictures, I was a little scared by not knowing what it was I was looking at. It obviously is a mutation of something and obviously a genetic defect has made it the way it is. One would guess that the hairlessness is the reason why it lived in the cave. I have to agree that the kids in question should not have killed it……. and why were the kids in question in a place not under appropriate adult supervision?

Max
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Max

That was stupid you shouldnt kill rare animals!!!!!!!!

Holly
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Holly

So if i saw that thing coming towards me i would have ran away from it instead of killing it but they were JUST kids so i wouldnt blame them for doing that.:)

disgusted alien
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disgusted alien

so this is kinda of stuff you do to my kind? [SCREW] YOU! that was my aunt pookie. we were at our family renion and she said ” hey i have to [ANSWER THE CALL OF NATURE]” the next thing i hear is “RAPE IT” it rudely ended our [SCREW]ed up pookies life. okay she wasnt a saint, she may have tryed to touch me a few times. but thats a differnt story! the point is [SCREW] YOU AND YOUR HUMAN SPECIES!!!!! poor aunt pookie. youll all pay for this. live long and prosper. yeah im destroying this planet and… Read more »

Nicole
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Nicole

The children are murderers……attacking, and brutally killing an inocent animal, who was no threat. Im gutted to say the least x

Kate & AZ
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Kate & AZ

Well said James!!!! Thats exactly what happened!!! Bastard rotten kids!!!!

JaneDoe
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JaneDoe

If it is a sloth, where the hell is its fur? Who shaves a sloth?

makaveli
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makaveli

Its not a sloth sloths have like brown noses

lil t
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this a cross breed with a sloth but itz a mamle and a reptile idk butt thatz wat it is

James
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James

I first saw this photo in my local free newspaper, it was a really tiny cropped photo in black and white and poorly reproduced and you know what I thought? “Oh a hairless sloth” – pretty obvious to anyone. So, if I can tell it’s a sloth froma really bad photo and the closest I’ve ever been to one is watching a documentary, why would a bunch of kids who live in the same country and presumably learn about them the same way Australian’s learn about kangaroos ever in their wildest imaginations think that it was a monster. I’ll tell… Read more »

Kate & AZ
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Kate & AZ

We think its a disgrace!!! How sad is this!!! Poor sloth, i think more of him/her than those retchid violent thicko kids!!!! If i was their parents id give them a good hiding!!! Problem is folks, not many people have respect for animals anymore! Few and far between!! Sad but true!!! And have you seen the speed of a sloth????????These kids wanted to kill it, for fun, entertainment, END OF!!!! God bless!!!!

morningstarr
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morningstarr

Who the hell shaves a sloth?

simone
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simone

i feel really sorry for it, maybe he just wanted to pop out to say hello, or wondered what the racket was outside. 🙁 looks kinda cute, its a shame its not alive x

DarkTalent
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DarkTalent

“I hate being such a skeptic, but at the moment I‚Äôm thinking, man, that poor sloth. He just wanted to go full-body Brazilian, just once, and a bunch of [screw]ing teenagers go all caveman on his ass.”

ROFL – GOLD!

Graham
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Graham

Ummm…. IT’S NOT A SLOTH! It’s GOLLUM! Derrrp

Jin
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Jin

Why would a naked sloth be in a cave in the first place?

Smyth
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Smyth

Umm, there were tons of scary weird old men in my neighborhood, and we didn’t beat them to death. We would just call them nasty names like “poopie pants” and run away.

Mike
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Mike

It’s a bummer, but you can’t fault the kids too much, the reacted just as any other animal. They saw something, interpreted it as a threat, and went into attack mode. And judging by the animal’s appearance, I really doubt that the kids would’ve been able to readily identify that… thing as a sloth, hell, I saw pictures of that earlier this morning and couldn’t figure out what it was, even after studying it for a good 10 minutes.

Craig
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Craig

Very sad.

dj shiva
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dj shiva

@Ryukyutx Sadly, I think we may be far past that point.

ryukyutx
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ryukyutx

Pretty soon the only thing rare will be intelligence.

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