8 of the Slowest Animals in the World

By Manish Choudhary

1. Sloth 

Sloths move very slowly, hanging upside down in trees most of the time.

2. Giant Tortoise

These large tortoises move at a slow and steady pace.

3. Garden Snail

Garden snails are slow and leave a slimy trail behind them.

4. Three-Toed Sloth

Similar to sloths, three-toed sloths are also very slow due to their low metabolism.

5. Starfish 

Starfish move slowly using tiny tube feet on the ocean floor.

6. Koala 

Koalas move slowly in trees as they eat eucalyptus leaves.

7. Manatee 

Manatees, or sea cows, move slowly in rivers and coastal waters.

8. Tortoise Beetle Larvae

The larvae of some tortoise beetles crawl very slowly and have unique shapes.