Welcome to the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica


We are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, release and research of sloths and conserving the Costa Rican rainforest.


Rescue and rehabilitate sloths with special needs that are referred to the Sanctuary; use environmental alternatives to improve their welfare and quality of life.

Study and understand the behavior, lifestyle, physiology and pathology of sloths through research and the exchange of information.

Promote respect for sloths and educate about their importance to the environment; stimulate scientific and social interest in sloths with the support of those organizations involved in, and responsible for, environmental protection.

Expand research efforts through modern technology to develop a proven and humane program to teach hand-reared sloths the skills necessary for survival in the wild.

Expand our education program to include children not only from our immediate area, but from throughout Costa Rica and the world to bring a greater understanding of these extraordinary and fascinating animals to future generations.