The pink sloth creature is the closest thing to a child among the Beast Folk, being small and mute and looking rather like a “flayed child.” After it has almost entirely regressed to animalism, the sloth creature leads Prendick to the place where the Hyena-Swine has killed the Dog Man, giving Prendick the opportunity to kill his nemesis.
The Pink Sloth Creature Character Timeline in The Island of Dr. Moreau
The timeline below shows where the character The Pink Sloth Creature appears in The Island of Dr. Moreau. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 12: The Sayers of the Law
...his weapon, is brought into a hut, where, along with the Ape Man, a little sloth-like creature —“looking more like a flayed child than anything else in the world”—and several other Beast... (full context)
Chapter 21: The Reversion of the Beast Folk
One day, Prendick is lying next to the ruins of the enclosure when the pink sloth creature , now almost completely animalistic like the others, approaches him. Prendick follows him into the... (full context)