While trying to find the original source of firebending, Zuko and Aang explored the Sun Warriors' ancient city. Upon finding an ancient relic, Zuko removed it from its pedestal, accidentally triggering a trap that involved viscous slime. After the two benders were found by the Sun Warriors, two aardvark sloths were used to remove the remaining slime on their bodies and clothes.
The aardvark sloth has a long, flexible tongue which it uses to trap ants and other insects. Though the creature is brown in coloration, its head and extremities have different shades that are darker and clearer, respectively.
On the sloth's rear and front legs are long claws which allow the creature to climb and hang from trees for long periods of time. The claws can also be used as a defensive measure, albeit a relatively weak one, against predators.
Their specialized saliva can be used to clean heavily adhesive substances from various surfaces.
Tamed aardvark sloths are mainly kept as pets and used for cleaning. The Sun Warriors use their own aardvark sloths to clean off the heavily adhesive substances that they use in their traps.
The aardvark sloth or anteater sloth, as aforementioned, largely resembles both the giant anteater and the sloth in terms of physical build. The size of this animal seems to be between six and seven feet in length, much like the real giant anteater.
- They generally resemble anteaters as opposed to aardvarks, and are sometimes also called anteater sloths.
- ↑ Avatar: The Last Airbender — The Art of the Animated Series, page 83.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The Firebending Masters". John O'Bryan (writer) & Giancarlo Volpe (director). Avatar: The Last Airbender. Nickelodeon. July 15, 2008. No. 13, Book Three: Fire
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Avatar Extras for "The Firebending Masters" on Nicktoons Network.