A baby sloth was rescued by a veterinary clinic in the Ecuadorian town of Latacunga after receiving severe injuries falling from a tree cut by loggers, as seen in footage shot on Thursday.
The seven-month-old animal was hanging in a tree with its mother when the lumberjacks cut it down. After the fall, the cub was rejected by its mother and remained helpless until he was rescued by the veterinarians.
The owner of clinic, Dr Diego Medina, said that it's one of series of logging-related sloth injuries.
"When they cut the trees down, the animals fall while hugging them. So we've seen - sadly - when people try to remove sloths from the fallen trees to take the wood, they even cut off their paws. And we have received patients like that. It is terrible," he said.