Body type Sloth
Average height 1 foot tall
Sapience Sapient
Aggressivity Low
Diet Carnivore
Locomotion Bipedal
Subspecies Ground Sloth
Status Extinct
Behind the Scenes
Universe Ice Age
Created by Carlos Saldanha
Performed by Clea Lewis (Female Mini-sloth)

Mini-sloths were small mammals that lived during the Quaternary glaciation.


Appearing as tiny versions of ground sloths, mini-sloths sported the same features as their larger relatives: elongated necks, ovular heads with eyes on either side, stout nose, long forearms with clawed paws, short legs with clawed feet and short, scrubby tails. Mini-sloths were about a third the size of ground sloths and tended to appear in brighter colors than their larger relatives, ranging from blue and red to yellow and green.

Unlike the larger ground sloths, mini-sloths were much more advanced, residing in large congregations rather than living individually as larger sloths did. Mini-sloths possessed an advanced knowledge of science, knowing that the ice in their habitat was melting due to subterranean activity, though they followed such superstitions as the idea of “bad juju”, or divine misfortune, affecting them, along with ritual sacrifice, and believed that by offering a sacrifice to the Earth the melting ice would cease. The mini-sloths revered fire and declared any that produced fire for them their "Fire King".

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The mini-sloths were mentioned in both Ice Age: The Great Escape and the film's essential guide as having found the remains of Cretaceous and Maelstrom and taking them away so as to eat them.
  • Though mini-sloths are not cited as a distinctive species, they resemble various species of ground sloth from the West Indies that were approximately the size of large cats.

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