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Sloth Swims Across Ocean To Find A Mate In 'Planet Earth II'

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When people think of sloths, they probably think of laziness.

But they should see what pygmy three-toed sloths are willing to do for love.

Have you ever heard the song "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers? Of course you have.

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Imagine if they rewrote this song for a creature who is willing to swim (instead of walk) pretty much any distance for the sake of finding love.

This is exactly what a hopelessly romantic (and extremely horny) pygmy three-toed sloth does in a clip from "Planet Earth II."

This sloth heard a female's call across the water and sprang into action. Even animals respond to booty calls.

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Look at him go!

There are only a few hundred pygmy three-toed sloths left in existence, so this sloth has to go to whatever lengths are necessary to find a mate.

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The sloth spots a female sloth in a tree. Is it the one he's searching for? He starts climbing. Nothing will stop him from getting to "the one."

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Stab me in the heart, why don't ya. She's already got a baby sloth, which means she won't mate for another six months (but at least the baby is pretty damn cute).

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The sloth looks completely dejected. It's hard not to feel for the guy. The sting of rejection is painful (we've all been there). Poor fella.

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But, wait, he hears another female sloth in the distance. There is still hope! He looks up, realizing there are still plenty of fish (sloths) in the sea.

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Sometimes, when life (or love) knocks you down, you just got keep on trucking (swimming). This is true whether you're a sloth or a human.

We've got more in common with pygmy three-toed sloths than you might realize.

Watch the full clip of this sloth's search for love from "Planet Earth II" below.