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An orphaned sloth baby gets lots of love from the volunteers at aviarios Del Cribe Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica!
Oh, I'm so sorry to read that the cute baby sloth lost its lazy mum (I didn´t know this happens often as Larry stated); very glad the volunteers were there to give a caring and loveful hand and save it. Greetings
2 toed sloths own 3 toed sloths
What a darling creature. Thanks for posting.
Sloth babies are also orphaned regularly because they lose a grip on the mother and fall to the ground. They are quite resilient and usually survive the fall o.k. However, the mothers move so slowly that they are unlikely to go to the ground for the baby because of the possibility of predation.
Adorable Sloth...thanks to all that volunteer to care for these orphans!
So cute but sad that they are separated from their mothers. It's a shame that the ports' authorities don't clamp down on the "photographers" that are illegally trading in these animals & remove the "demand" for them.
That sounds great, yes look them up! They are becoming very popular and will have a video on Animal Planet soon. Lots of research is being done there as well. Its a fun volunteer job, I was there for 3 weeks. Well worth it, especially holding and walking the babies in the jungle!
Oh..such a beautiful baby..I feel so sorry that pouchers and alike are taking advantage of these poor animals. Thank God they take care of them at the sanctuary. I was in Manzanillo in 2002 and I loved this place. We were at night with the rangers trying to find turtles nests before the poachers will steal the eggs..it was quite exhausting! I also saw some sloths in Tortuguero and in the Pacific side in Manuel Antonio but not the two toed one. By the way, thanks for referring to Aviarios Sanctuary. I will write it down in case I return to Costa Rica. I would love to volunteer there! :-)
They do stay with their moms for awhile, however more and more people are taking the babies from the moms and waiting for the cruise ships to unload. Here they try to get tourists to take photos with the babies. A loss of habitat, and dog attacks are also some of the issues. You can volunteer with them at Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary!
Oh my word! One of the most adorable things I ever did see! I love Sloths (I can relate!) but this is the first time I've ever seen a baby. Thanks so much. Do the mothers usually carry them around for a period?
Very cute, sad that they are orphaned.
Spotted on Sep 29, 2010 Submitted on Oct 29, 2011
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