QUEVEDO, Ecuador (WATE) – The Ecuador Highway Commission released photos of a sloth clinging for its life to a guard rail. The sloth was found trying to cross a recently opened highway in Quevedo, Ecuador.

Police in Ecuador posted pictures of the incident to their Facebook page saying they took the rescued sloth to a veterinarian. They said the veterinarian determined it was in good condition to be returned to its habitat.

“We are grateful to all those people who were interested in the health of the animal,” said police. “We will continue to support these kind of cases, along with collaboration with citizens.