Leif is a sloth in the Animal Crossing games, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He runs the town's gardening shop and sells various plants. His name comes from the Norse word of 'leaf' and is a play on the word, due to how he owns a gardening store and how sloths live in trees. His Japanese name is the English word "Lazy", referring to how sloths act.

Animal Crossing series

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he runs the Gardening Store which sells saplings, flowers, certain tools like the axe and some flower-themed furniture.

He occasionally appears in your town if over 50 weeds are present. He will offer to pull them out but, on occasion if Leif is dozing, he will ask the player to do it themselves for prizes.


  • Leif is the only character in the Animal Crossing series to have moving fingers.
  • His birthday is August 8th.
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