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Sloth steals the spotlight at CNN Heroes

Updated 11:56 PM ET, Thu December 10, 2015
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Anderson Cooper, host of 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,' meets Snooki before the big show. Molly Tavoletti/CNN
Anderson learns that sloths like it when you blow gently on their face. This is why we have rehearsals. Allie Torgan/CNN
At rehearsal, everyone wanted a photo. But Snooki preferred getting ready for her close-up. Allie Torgan/CNN
How'd she do? Edward M. Pio Roda/CNN
Actually, under the care of her handler from the LEO Zoological Conservation Center, Snooki seemed up for almost anything, Edward M. Pio Roda/CNN
Of course, before her onstage appearance, Snooki had to make a pit stop in the makeup chair. Okay, not really. Allie Torgan/CNN
Host Anderson Cooper walked on stage carrying Snooki. "This is basically a dream come true," he told the audience. Dimitrios Kambouris//Getty Images for CNN
For the rest of the show, Snooki hung out backstage on her own red carpet. Literally. Allie Torgan/CNN
That's where Sharon Stone couldn't resist getting to know Snooki a little better. Gabriel Kinder/CNN
How is this for "squad goals?" Snooki and her trainer, Marcella Leone, Founder and Director of the LEO Zoological Conservation Center, with, from left, Kathy Griffin, Kelly Ripa and Victoria Justice. Courtesy LEOzoo.org
Grammy nominee Andra Day wowed the audience with her performance of 'Rise Up.' She was wowed while hanging out with Snooki, too. Courtesy LEOzoo.org
Neil Patrick Harris presented Top 10 CNN Hero Monique Pool with her award for her work rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing sloths in Suriname. He welcomed her to the stage as "the person who proves sloth is a virtue." Courtesy LEOzoo.org
After the show, Snooki returned home to the LEO Zoological Conservation Center to rejoin her fellow sloths, J-Woww and the Situation. Courtesy LEOzoo.org