Every animal species have some kind of specialty that make them unique. Some animals have power to run faster than super cars, at same time some animals are super slow in motion. In our list these are the top 10 slowest animals in the world.
Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. They measure up to 4.0 metres (13.1 ft) long, weight as much as 590 kilograms and have paddle-like flippers. The etymology of the name is dubious, with connections having been made to Latin “manus” (hand), and to a word sometimes cited as “manati” used by the Taíno, a pre-Columbian people of the Caribbean, meaning “breast”.Manatees are occasionally called sea cows, as they are slow plant-eaters, peaceful and similar to cows on land. They often graze on water plants in tropical seas.
9. Gila Monster
The Gila monster is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. A heavy, typically slow-moving lizard, up to 60 cm (2.0 ft) long, the Gila monster is the only venomous lizard native to the United States and one of only two known species of venomous lizards in North America, the other being its close relative, the Mexican beaded lizard. Though the Gila monster is venomous, its sluggish nature means it represents little threat to humans.
Loris are medium sized primates native to south-east Asia. They have human like hands and follows twisted like movement very slowly. Loris can only make maximum speed of 2 km per hour. Lori’s special lumbering help them to keep away the predators, let them to live without fear. Loris are also seems as poisonous mammal, one bite will inject enough venom to harm you but they are grown as pets as well.
Slug, or land slug, is a common name for any apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc. Most of all time slugs used to lay under the ground for feeding and laying eggs. In that way slugs completely put away movement from one place to another.Slugs can only achieve faster movement of 0.2 miles per hour. They also have capacity to live underground for several years in moist condition.The word slug is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, a very reduced shell, or only a small internal shell. Various taxonomic families of land slugs form part of several quite different evolutionary lineages, which also include snails.
6. Sea Horse
Sea horses are special type of fish species found within tropical waters around the world. Unlike other species of fishes they are unable to make so much movement in water because of their mysterious body structure, very slow in movements. The fast movement of seas horses are limited for 0.5 miles per hour. As they are very slow at movements seas horses used to stay within a unique place in their lifetime. Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”. Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail.
5. Koala Bear
The koala bear is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. It is the only extant representative of the family Phascolarctidae and its closest living relatives are the wombats. The koala is found in coastal areas of the mainland’s eastern and southern regions, inhabiting Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. It is easily recognisable by its stout, tailless body and large head with round, fluffy ears and large, spoon-shaped nose. The koala has a body length of 60–85 cm (24–33 in) and weighs 4–15 kg (9–33 lb). Pelage colour ranges from silver grey to chocolate brown. The strong limbs and claws of koala bear help them to climb on trees in no time, used to have leafs of trees. Kola bears are one of slowest animals, as they are poor at eye sight they spend most of time in trees.
4. Giant Tortoise
Giant tortoises are characteristic reptiles that are currently found on two groups of tropical islands: the Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador (a population at the Mascarene Islands was exterminated by the 1900s). These tortoises can weigh as much as 417 kg (919 lb) and can grow to be 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in) long. The have a heavier body with weight up to 350kg, also causes slow movement for them. The thick legs and heavy shells also a reason for Giant tortoise’s slow movement. Giant tortoise are slowest animals in the world of reptiles.
3. Garden Snail
Garden snail, is a species of land snail. As such it is a terrestrial pulmonate gastropodmollusc in the family Helicidae, which include the most commonly familiar land snails. Of all terrestrial molluscs, this species may well be the most widely known. It is consider as slowest animal of the world. Garden snail is native to the Mediterranean area and western Europe, but whether deliberately or accidentally, humans have spread it to temperate and subtropical areas worldwide. Unlike slugs garden snails have thick coiled shells, make them so slow in movement, only few yards in an hours. The snail is relished as a food item in some areas, but it is also widely regarded as a pest in gardens and in agriculture. Garden snail consider as slowest animals of the world.
2. Star Fish
Starfish are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. About 1,500 species of starfish occur on the seabed in all the world’s oceans, from the tropics to frigid polar waters. They are found from the intertidal zone down to abyssal depths, 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the surface. Star fishes are as slow as 0.02 miles per hour. Their star like body structure itself causes slow movement in ocean. Star fish is one of the slowest animals of the world. Star fishes have no blood and brain, if they get cut down into pieces then new star fishes will grow from each of those pieces. The aboral or upper surface may be smooth, granular or spiny, sand is covered with overlapping plates. Many species are brightly coloured in various shades of red or orange, while others are blue, grey or brown.
1. Three-Toed Sloth
The three-toed sloths are tree-living mammals from South and Central America. They are the only members of the genus Bradypus and the family Bradypodidae. There are four living species of three-toed sloths are brown-throated sloth, maned sloth, pale-throated sloth, and pygmy three-toed sloth. Three toed sloths are the slowest animals in the world. They can only move with maximum speed of 0.003 miles per hours. Three toed sloths are not able to move farther than 100 feet in a day.