Top 10 Slowest Animals in The World

With all the animals on Earth, there are some fast animals and there are very very very slow animals. This is a countdown of the top 10 slowest animals.

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10. Manatee

The manatee may just be the most adorable animal living in the water. They have flippers but rarely use them. They stay in the shallow water and just float around very rarely reaching a speed over five miles an hour.

9. Gila Monster

You would expect something this small looking to be quick but this little Gila Monster, who lives in Australia deserts, slugs around the sand and mainly stays where it is to conserve it’s energy.

8. Nematodes 

No, these aren’t the same things from Spongebob. These microscopic worms feed on bacteria but usually just let those come to him. 

7. Seahorse

Seahorses top speed? .5 miles per hour. And that is when they are booking it. Seahorses even look like the most non sealant swimmers in the sea. Without a care in the world. 

6. Slug

Slugs. Ew. The picture just makes me feel gross but the article must go on. Slugs never reach a speed of .2 miles per hour, in fact the fastest slug ever recorded was .19 miles per hour. 

5. Koala Bear

A little off topic but interesting fact about these cute bears. They are an endangered species because of the food they eat makes them high, so they fall out of the tree’s and die. No joke. 

4. Giant Tortoise

Tortoise. Really there isn’t much to say about them. Tortoise could be used as a noun for a slow person. So they must be slow. On the plus side, they can live to be 150 years old.

3. Garden Snail

Slugs with shells. The shells must slow them down other wise they’d be considered slugs. Interesting fact: snails can sleep for three years.

2. Starfish

Star fish’s top speed is .06 miles per hour. They can’t really move on their own but they just go with the current of the ocean. Poor starfish

1. Three-toed Sloth

Sloth’s are so slow they can be moving and algae grow on them. A sloth’s top speed is .003 miles per hour. Yes not kidding.

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11 Responses to “Top 10 Slowest Animals in The World”
  1. Brenda Nelson Says...

    On September 2, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I never think of seahorses as slow.. but I guess they are!

    awesome pictures

  2. Joie Schmidt Says...

    On September 2, 2010 at 11:48 pm




    -Joie Schmidt.

  3. Michelle Says...

    On September 21, 2010 at 11:32 am

    The Koala is not a bear it’s a marsupial.

  4. sini hong Says...

    On February 3, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    and i have a question ummm… Is a slug slower or a sloth slower??

  5. Jonathan B Says...

    On July 10, 2011 at 4:21 am

    There are so many things wrong with this stupid article!!!! Almost all of these facts are complete bull!

    Koala Bears are NOT endangered because they get high off of their own food and fall out of trees. They are endangered mainly because of deforestation. Also, they’re not bears, they are marsupials.

    Starfish do NOT just flow with the current and they CAN move on their own. Because of their hydrovascular system they can suction themselves firmly to rocks and slowly move themselves along. The current has no effect on them.

    And a sloth’s top speed is NOT .002 mph! They can slowly swing from branch to branch at about a mile an hour and can actually swim very fast.

    I don’t know where the hell you got your facts from or why you chose not to proofread your article for its numerous grammatical mistakes, but I just hope nobody reads this and thinks that it is true.

  6. wazer Says...

    On November 3, 2011 at 5:46 am

    get real the guy before me is right so suck on that!

  7. joey Says...

    On October 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm


  8. Evie Says...

    On October 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Um, Koalas are not Bears.

  9. xena Says...

    On December 9, 2012 at 12:09 am

    needed help for mysocial studies project…guess this isnt a very reliable source…? i love animals but don’t know much about them!

  10. Shaun Says...

    On January 12, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Also the Nicktoon that mentions Nematoads was Doug. Not Spongebob. SMH.

  11. alison Says...

    On January 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    i really like this site! thanks for posting this article and jonathen b doesnt have to be so rude about everything. thanks again!

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