The contemporary life or people are said to be extreme fast. Some animals are quite energetic as well. However, not all are similar. The topic of our interest is about those who are pretty relaxed irrespective of situation. You neither has to chase them, neither have they cared. Have a look at this interesting line-up.
List of Slowest Animals on Earth
10. American Woodcock
Birds are fickle; they can’t stay steady for a while. However, as we have said, all are not alike. American woodcock tries to be different being the slowest of their category. The lazy bird flies just at 5 mph/ 8 kmh. You don’t really need to struggle to catch these; isn’t it?
Manatees are also known with the name sea cows. Anyway, don’t get confused, these are marine animals. These are pretty large as well at about 13 feet, and weigh about 600 kg. Despite having such a huge body, these have the tiny piece of flippers for locomotion. Now you can guess the reason that makes them slow.
8. Gila Monster
Lizards are pretty prompt; but, Gila Monster is quite slow. These are heavier in comparison as well. They can stretch 60 cm long and weigh around 700 g. These are distinguishing being the only venomous lizards in the United States. However, their number is said to be decreasing.
Seashores are pretty popular. Apart from being slow, these are quite small as well with a size of just about 0.7 to 15 in. They can swim; but in a pretty relaxed way. The slowest locomotive fish over the globe moves at the maximum speed of about 1.5 m an hour; unbelievable, isn’t it?
It’s not your fault in fact getting confused these as snails. What ever it may be, but the fact is that these are extreme slow in nature. It’s something like watch and catch. They move at the highest speed of just 0.19 mph. Some species of slugs are pests to garden plants and crops, while others are important decomposers, breaking down dead plant matter and contributing to soil health.
5. Koala Bear
These are pretty famous in TVs, and pretty much in T-shirts. They resemble pretty much with the sloths. Koala bears are basically from Australia. However, despite being slow in nature these are pretty smart to escape from the rivals. They are mostly active at night and spend most of their day sleeping in the branches of trees. I hope their cuteness works for them.
4. Giant Tortoises
Another deviation; reptiles are often fast, but these are not. Giant tortoises are a group of large, long-lived tortoises found on several islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. These are certainly the slowest reptiles over the globe. However, they live for an envy making span of about 200 years. Now let’s introduce you with the real scene, these weigh about 300-400 Kg. Rest you can guess.
3. Garden Snail
Garden Snails are pretty slow; but never boring. No need to be hurry, these moves at the highest rate of just about 1.4 cms per second. Bang your head if you have not heard any joke on Snail. In fact, I have been compared few times by my parents for getting up late in morning. Garden snails are hermaphroditic, meaning they have both male and female reproductive organs, but still need to mate with another snail in order to fertilize their eggs. T
Who said no body likes slow? Look at sloths, these are considered cutest, and their slow nature is responsible for it. Sloths move 0.12 Kms in an hour. Sometimes, people call sloth as the synonym of slowness. You may call, they don’t mind. It spends most of its time sleeping and eating leaves. There are two species of sloths: two-toed sloths and three-toed sloths.
Here we come up with the front liners in the category. In fact, a tough competition occurs between these and sloths in the race of slowness. There are about 1.500 species of their category, and all are damn slow. They can move just 15 cm in a minute. Starfish are predators or scavengers, feeding on a wide variety of prey including mollusks, crustaceans, and even other starfish. They are able to regenerate lost arms and some species can even regrow an entire new body from just a single arm.
How about the line-up? You are not finished yet? Move on, you are humans. You are not allowed to be slow. Finish it fast, and let us bring interesting stuffs like these.
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