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Judi Lynn

(161,382 posts)
Fri May 13, 2022, 10:22 PM May 2022

A BEAGLE BEFRIENDED AN INJURED SLOTH AND NOW THEY SNUGGLE

by Melissa Truth Miller
May 13 2022 • 7:13 AM

Some cuteness for your feed. The latest unlikely animal friendship is between a beagle and a sloth. The pair live in Venezuela. Chuwie the sloth was rescued after being badly burned by power lines. The beagle, named Seven, is part of a pack of dogs living with the rescuers. Seven wanted to be friends with Chuwie, and her patience paid off with lots of snuggles and scritches.



Like human friendships, shared interests were part of the journey for Seven and Chuwie. In the video, the beagle brings toys for the sloth to play with. She also tries out eating leaves, which is what the sloth spends much of his day doing.

We learned about this cuteness overload thanks to Laughing Squid. It’s clear from Seven’s Instagram page that Chuwie is now friends with the entire pack of beagles. Other sloths rescued by the center are returned to the wild. But Chuwie can’t be due to missing claws that sloths need to climb trees and forage for food.

Instead, Chuwie serves as an ambassador for the rescue center. Power lines injure thousand of animals every year in Central and South America. Monkeys and sloths that climb on them are especially vulnerable. There are groups working to have more power lines insulated or buried. Wildlife bridges and other protected crossings save lives.

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https://nerdist.com/article/venezuelan-beagle-dog-sloth-best-friends/
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A BEAGLE BEFRIENDED AN INJURED SLOTH AND NOW THEY SNUGGLE (Original Post) Judi Lynn May 2022 OP
My labs have come from the kennel where these lab pubs have come from. Botany May 2022 #1
Awesome! nt OAITW r.2.0 May 2022 #2
Have read that Cheetahs are very anxious out of their element and rely on Labs as "therapy" friends. Judi Lynn May 2022 #4
There is just something about beagles. TomSlick May 2022 #3
Such friendly, happy little guys. They are irresistable! 🐶 Judi Lynn May 2022 #5

Botany

(71,124 posts)
1. My labs have come from the kennel where these lab pubs have come from.
Fri May 13, 2022, 10:43 PM
May 2022


Before the zoo had a >80% mortality rate for cheetah cubs and now they have >90 survival rate. They have now
transferred this knowledge to Africa and raising and releasing wild cheetahs.

Judi Lynn

(161,382 posts)
4. Have read that Cheetahs are very anxious out of their element and rely on Labs as "therapy" friends.
Sat May 14, 2022, 12:10 AM
May 2022

All the Labs I've seen have always been so confident, and gentle. Makes sense they'd be amazing best friends for Cheetahs.

You have been blessed to have had Lab fur friends! They are beautiful beings.

TomSlick

(11,283 posts)
3. There is just something about beagles.
Fri May 13, 2022, 11:33 PM
May 2022

If any animal would try to care for an injured sloth, it would be a beagle.

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