In May 2010 I produced a short video about some sleepy sloths called ‘Meet the Sloths’. It went insanely viral making international press across the globe and attracting celebrity fans like Ricky Gervais and Ashton Kutcher. Three years later ‘Meet the Sloths’ launched as a major global series for Animal Planet/ Discovery.
In the meantime I wrote and produced a multi-award-winning ‘Meet the Sloths’ documentary for Animal Planet and have earned the title ‘the Spielberg of sloth movies’
Here for the first time all my sloth videos and TV shows are in one place for your enjoyment. So kick back, relax and get ready to fall in love with the sloths.
WARNING! Baby sloths can be highly addictive! Side-effects of watching sloth videos include: losing touch with time, making involuntary squee sounds and feelings of intense joy.
SLOTH SQUEAK! 2013
My latest viral hit is simply sixty seconds of super squeaky sloths. The babies are orphans, residents of AIUNAU and Aviarios sloth sanctuaries in Colombia and Costa Rica. Sloths are not the most vocal animals but the babies make this adorable sound when they are lost and want their mother to find them.
MEET THE SLOTHS – THE VIRAL HIT
It all started back in 2010 with my first video, ‘Meet the Sloths’, featuring the somnolent residents of the world’s first sloth orphanage. The video had a million views in the first week alone and went on to become a massive global viral hit, featured in everything from Entertainment Weekly to the Russian Times and tweeted by celebrity fans including Ashton Kutcher, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Fry.
THE CUTE SHOW: BABY SLOTHS
I produced this slothy slice of cute for VBS, Vice magazine’s super hip online channel. It features baby sloths and their wranglers at the world’s first sloth orphanage in Costa Rica.
POTTY TRAINING AT THE SLOTH ORPHANAGE
Sloths have somewhat eccentric bathroom habits, descending once a week from their tree top homes to go at the base of a tree. This hilarious video I made as a taster for my documentary shows how orphaned baby sloth are taught to do the ‘poo dance’ at the world’s first sloth orphanage in Costa Rica.
THE SLOTHS ARE COMING
This is the trailer I cut for my award-winning documentary ‘Too Cute! Baby Sloths!’ (US Title)/’Meet the Sloths’ (UK title). It’s had over 2 million views and features music by the very talented composer Mat Davidson.
BATH TIME FOR BABY SLOTHS
‘With baby sloths, there’s no need for clothes pegs’. This super cute clip from my ‘Meet the Sloths’ documentary definitely hit the cute chord attracting almost 5 million views to date.
BABY SLOTH GETS THE ONESIE TREATMENT
This clip from my ‘Meet the Sloths’ documentary features self-taught sloth whisperer Judy Arroyo perform her somewhat unconventional, homespun skin treatment for sick baby sloths that involves shaving, buttering and wrapping them in colourful bandages.
BUCKET OF SLOTHS
I produced this video in time for Valentines Day as an alternative to sending your loved one a boring box of chocolates. Everyone needs a bucket of baby sloths. A party-sized bucket with plenty of sloth hugs to go round.
BABY SLOTH PYJAMA PARTY
This clip from my ‘Meet the Sloths’ documentary features self-taught sloth whisperer Judy Arroyo modelling her home made baby sloth pyjamas on Sebastian the baby sloth.
MEET THE SLOTHS – NEW 8 PART SERIES FOR ANIMAL PLANET, 2013
Here is the trailer for my ‘Meet the Sloths’ series that aired globally on Animal Planet from November 2013. This 8-part sloth-u-soap follows a year in the life of the residents of the world’s first sloth orphanage in Costa Rica. Get ready to fall in love with brand new baby sloth characters like hyperactive Tigger, new arrival Obama and everyone’s favourite sloth queen Buttercup.
I’M ONLY SLOTHING
I produced this video to raise awareness of International Sloth Day as organised by the AIUNAU sloth foundation. It features baby sloths from their sanctuary in Colombia, which rescues orphaned babies, rehabilitates them and then releases them back into the wild where they belong.
BABY SLOTHS LEARNING TO CLIMB
Watch baby sloths learn arboreal acrobatics on their jungle gym in this clip form my award-winning ‘Meet the Sloths’ documentary.
LUCY COOKE TALKING ABOUT ‘MEET THE SLOTHS’
Here I am talking about my hit documentary, ‘Meet the Sloths’.
ABC NIGHTLINE: SLOTHS, COLOMBIAN ANIMAL TRAFFICKERS FAVOURITE ANIMAL
I went undercover with ABC Nightline in Colombia to investigate the illegal pet trade in sloths. This video shows why sloths belong in the wild and should never be bought or kept as pets.
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