Brazilian tour guide snaps perfectly timed sloth selfie

By Ben Hooper

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RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8 (UPI) -- A tour guide in Brazil snapped a once-in-a-lifetime selfie with a friendly sloth he found lounging in a tree.

Marcelo Sueth, an adventure tour guide based out of Rio de Janeiro, said he was on a trail near the city last month when he spotted the sloth relaxing on a tree branch.


Sueth said he snapped some shots from afar before approaching the sloth and determining it wasn't bothered by his presence.

The tour guide used a selfie stick to snap a shot of himself with the seemingly smiling mammal as it posed with one arm hanging off the tree.

"It was an amazing moment of interaction and exchange of good energy," Sueth told ABC News.

Sueth posted the shot to his Instagram account and it was later posted to Imgur, where it went viral with more than two million views.

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