Slowest Animals in the World


Sloths are known for their exceptionally slow movement and spend most of their lives hanging upside down in trees.

Three-Toed Sloth

The three-toed sloth is one of the slowest mammals, moving at a pace of just 0.15 miles per hour

Garden Snail

The garden snail is a slow-moving gastropod that can reach a maximum speed of 0.03 miles per hour.


Starfish move slowly using hundreds of tiny tube feet, allowing them to navigate their oceanic habitats.


Koalas are known for their slow movements and spend up to 20 hours a day sleeping or resting in trees.


Manatees, also known as sea cows, are large aquatic mammals that move at a leisurely pace in the water.

Galapagos Tortoise

The Galapagos tortoise is one of the slowest reptiles, with a maximum speed of about 0.2 miles per hour.


Some species of salamanders have a slow-moving, deliberate gait and spend much of their time hiding under rocks.

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