das Faultier - sloth
This is one of the funniest animal names ever! and it makes so much sence! German and it literalness is priceless.
faul - lazy
das Tier - animal
So Sloth, in German, is 'lazy animal' Faultier. hehehe!
Ok granted the word 'sloth' does refer to laziness in English, though it is just not used in this capacity very often. So when I heard the German name it just made me laugh.