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Repost from @slothappreciationsociety Why do sloths look like they’re always smiling?😊👆 #FAQFriday While they are very content with their slow, arboreal lifestyles, sloths aren’t really smiling all the time. This is Desmond and Lulu, and their apparent fixed ‘grins’ are actually the result of their faces’ colouration and muscle structure!🦥 • Unfortunately, there is a downside to sloths’ sweet, smiley appearance. It means it’s often difficult for us humans to tell if they’re feeling distressed, and has led to them being exploited and used as selfie props by unscrupulous business people and unenlightened tourists. A recent study revealed that 70% of all sloth photos on social media show people handling these animals or using them as props—something that, unsurprisingly, causes them a great deal of stress📸☹️ • 👉 Head over to their story to read more about the issue of wildlife selfies, and find out what you can do to help!👏 • • • • • @jaguarrescuecentercr #babyanimalspictures #babysmiles #animalrehabilitation #animalrehab #wildanimal #slothlife #slothmode #babyanimalstagram #wildlifeconservation #smileoften #babysmile #smilefordays #smileandbehappy #responsibletourism #ecotourist #cutesloth #slothlover #slothlove #slothappreciationsociety #lovesloths #sloths #sloth #faultier #lenistwo #bradipo #perezoso #slothsofinstagram #rescueanimalsofinstagram #theanimalplatform