Sloths have it rough: They’re insanely adorable, yet they move far too slow to escape us when we want to snatch them up and kiss them full on the lips. Baby sloths also need 12 months to learn from their mothers what foods to eat, so if a baby is orphaned, it’s impossible for it to survive in the wild.
Thank goodness for Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, which raises and studies sloths that are brought there after being injured or orphaned.
The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica is the world’s only centre dedicated to the rescue, research and rehabilitation of sloths. They have been rescuing sloths for over 20 years.
There are currently 149 sloth residents, and the sanctuary is now asking for donations to develop a release program so the sloths can be independent. Click here to help out the sanctuary with your donation.