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What is the slowest moving thing on Earth?

If you think it’s a sloth, think again. They are like Usain Bolt compared to other things found on our planet.

We hear a lot about the fastest things on Earth, the peregrine falcons, sailfish and cheetahs of this world. But what are the slowest?

Earth Unplugged’s Maddie Moate discovers that animals that live life in the slow lane, like tortoises, sloths and garden snails, are the masters of survival. But they are positively speedy; there are much slower things to be found on our planet.

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