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There Is Sloth Institute In Costa Rica That Takes Care Of Orphaned Sloths (16 pics)

Posted in Animals   11 May 2016   / 3392 views

The institute takes care of little baby sloths that lost their mothers and helps them to return to the wild afterwards. There are several goals that the institute pursue. Firstly, to research wild and captive sloths; secondly, to collaborate with other institutions that work with sloths all over the globe and thirdly, to spread balanced and responsible information about sloths.


Human encroachment is a huge threat to sloth populations

That’s why Sam Trull started The Sloth Institute Costa Rica

This is Kermie, the sloth that Trull rescued and which inspired her to start the Institute

A special “soft” release technique is used at the Institute

It allows sloths to take their time getting acclimated to the jungle before they go off on their own

“I co-founded The Sloth Institute because I wanted to spend all of my energy and time getting my hand-raised babies back into the jungle”

“Sloths need trees to survive and not just any trees, but the right trees and enough trees”

“They need a connected and healthy forest”

“Those industries steal sloths from the wild for tourists to touch and the sloths die from stress”

“For a sloth living near humans just trimming a tree can lead to death, let alone actually cutting an entire tree down”

“In addition, humans come with electric wires, cars, dogs…”

“…all things that affect every wildlife species, but especially sloths that do not have the ability to jump away from danger or run quickly across the road”

“People can help by being responsible tourists”

“When visiting a country with sloths, never pay to take a picture with one, hold one or pet one”

“How can *you* not be drawn to species that just want to eat their leaves, relax in the sunshine and the breeze and have a good scratch?!”

“In addition, they have a very curious and playful side, something most people have never and will never see”

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Comments (1):

channax 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I'm going to open SLUTh Institute,

to take care of ALL little/big SLUTS !