Top 10 Slowest Animals in the World

Sea anemone

 (Actiniaria) is related to coral and jellyfish, and with over 1,000 species sea anemones come in many shapes,

Garden snail

According to a study of 450 garden snails (Cornu aspersum) using LED lights, UV paints, and time-lapse photography,


Due to their incredibly slow movement, starfish sometimes use ocean currents to move longer distances more quickly.

Sea horse

Because of their unique body shape, seahorses are unable to make much movement in the water to propel themselves,

Three toed sloth

Native to Central America, the three-toed sloth (Bradypodidae bradypus) is the slowest mammal in the world,

Giant tortoise

and it’s easy to understand why when their top speed is just 0.3 kilometers per hour and their shells are so heavy.

Banana slug

 exceptionally slow slug species, however, topping out at just over 8 centimeters per minute, or 0.48 kilometers per hour.

Slow loris

The nocturnal south-east Asian slow loris (Nycticebus) is an unusual animal, as they are the world’s only venomous primate.

Gila monster

(Heloderma suspectum) are a type of venomous lizard native to southwestern USA (and the world’s slowest lizard).

Koala bear

 the koala bear (Phascolarctos cinereus) has a high fiber/low nutrient diet and an extremely slow metabolic rate.

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