7. Manatee

Manatees are also called sea cows. They are marine mammals who are mostly herbivorous, and reach up to a length of 4 m and weight of 590 kg. No wonder they are really slow. They have a speed of about 139-222 cm per sec approximately.

6. Loris

Loris is a medium sized primate, often counted among strange and hideous creatures, what with its tennis ball eyes and curiously human-like but strangely long hands. They have slow movement, at a speed of about 55.5 cm per sec.

5. Giant Tortoise

Giant Tortoise Santa Cruz
The slowest of the species are the Giant Tortoises with an average weight of 300 kg and length of 1.3 m. With a lifespan of 100 years, no wonder they have no real hurry to move faster than 76 cm per sec.

4. Starfish

Royal Starfish on the beach
You may already know that starfish is not really a fish. There are about 2000 different species of starfishes, and their speeds vary. Their average speed may be about 0.89-2.7 cm per sec. The leather star moves at 0.25 cm per sec.

3. Three-toed Sloth

Three-toed Sloth
But, it is aptly named. Sloths have the highest speed of 3 cm per sec. Three-toed sloths, at the speed of 6.7 cm per sec, can only travel about 5.6 km in one full day.

2. Garden Snail

Brown Garden Snail
They move at the top speed of 1.3 cm per sec. This means that it will take them 21 hours to cover just 1 km.

1. Seahorse

slowest animals _Seahorse
Yes, we know, the animal world is weirdly named. Seahorse is another instance. It is a marine fish that does bear an uncanny resemblance to the torso of a horse. But it definitely can’t move like one, because the highest speed at which they have been noted to move is 0.04 cm per sec.

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