Braulio video update (English/español)

by Sloth Sanctuary on 01/28/2016

Bradypus Braulio was rescued January 11th, 2016, and endured surgical amputation of his arm due to electrocution (presumably by power lines). Look at him now! Still in bandages, but his stitches are going to be removed tomorrow, he’s showing moxie, with a revived appetite and even some good-natured feistiness. To us, these are signs of a strong will to live and thrive despite the trauma of injury and losing a limb. Braulio, keep up the good work!

Bradypus Braulio fue rescatado el 11 de enero 2016y fue sometido a la amputación quirúrgica de su brazo debido a electrocución. ¡Véanlo ahora! Aún con vendajes, pero mañana se retirarán sus puntos, se muestra activo, con mucho apetito e incluso algo de esa actitud salvaje natural. Para nosotros, estos son signos de una gran voluntad de vivir y prosperar, a pesar del trauma de perder una extremidad. ¡Braulio, sigue con éste excelente trabajo!

Stacy is doing great in the wild! (English/español)

by Sloth Sanctuary on 01/28/2016

You may recall that adult Choloepus Stacy had suffered a severe injury to her arm, including a fractured wrist, and a painful wait until she was rescued and brought to us for treatment. After a few months of rehab, we were thrilled to release Stacy late last month on the Sloth Sanctuary grounds, over 300 acres of government-recogniStacy after evaluation in the forestzed, wildlife-protected land. Veterinarians Dra. Camila Dünner and Dr. Gabriel Pastor spotted Stacy the day before yesterday and checked on her progress. “She looked so good—she had gained an incredible 3 lbs. since her release,” Dra. Dünner reported. “When we recaptured her, she gave us a bit of a fight, a sign that she had regained self-reliance. To us, she just looked beautiful!” The photos are a little fuzzy, but one thing that’s clear is the haunted expression Stacy had when she was rescued has now been replaced with a bright-eyed inner strength and renewed confidence. Her arm and wrist have healed well and she’s clearly taking care of herself. We were happy to see her use her healed arm to clamber back into an area we affectionately call “Sloth Island”, a verdant jungle surrounded by the Estrella River. Three cheers for Stacy’s continued progress!

Probablemente recuerdFB3-Stacy-progress_012216an a Stacy, la Choloepus adulta que sufrió una grave lesión en su brazo, incluyendo una muñeca fracturada y una dolorosa espera hasta que fue rescatada y traída a nosotros para su tratamiento. Después de meses de rehabilitación, estuvimos muy emocionados de liberar a Stacy el mes pasado en el terreno del Santuario, más de 120 hectáreas de territorio protegido para vida silvestre, reconocido por el gobierno. Los veterinarios, la Dra. Camila Dünner y el Dr. Gabriel Pastor, localizaron a Stacy antes de ayer y evaluaron su progreso. “Ella se veía tan bien, increíblemente ganó más de 1 Kg desde su liberación” reportó la Dra. Dünner. ”  FB4_Stacy-progress_012216Cuando la recapturamos nos dio una buena batalla, un signo de que volvió a ganar fuerza y confianza. Para nosotros, se veía sencillamente hermosa!”. Las fotos están algo borrosas pero está claro que la expresión de angustia de Stacy de cuando fue rescatada ha sido reemplazada ahora por unos ojos brillantes que demuestran fuerza interior y confianza renovada. Su brazo y muñeca han sanado bien y claramente ha podido cuidar de si misma. Estamos felices de verla usar su brazo curado para escalar de vuelta a un área que, afectivamente, llamamos la “Isla de los perezosos”, una verde jungla rodeada por el Río Estrella. Tres hurras por el progreso continuo de Stacy!

The Rescue of Stacy & Peggy: Conclusion (bilingual edition)

1 January 2016

We are at the conclusion of Stacy’s rescue story. In the three months of rehabilitation, her fractured ulna has healed and she has regained climbing strength. Stacy graduated to the transitional soft-release Almond Tree enclosure where we observed her progress. When we were confident she was ready for release, we did a final health check […]

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The Rescue of Stacy & Peggy: Part 2

1 January 2016

This is a story of joy and sorrow. Choloepus Stacy was brought to us in a tiny wooden box by a firefighter in September 2015. She was wet, dirty, disoriented and a small baby was clinging to her. During Stacy’s examination, it was obvious that she was unable to move her left arm. It was […]

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Symbolically adopt a Sanctuary sloth!

22 December 2015
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Gift Certificates | “Adopt” a sloth

21 December 2015

We invite you to see our Support the Sloths page for gift ideas for sloth-fans, including Insider’s Tour Gift Certificates if your friend or relative is coming to Costa Rica and is planning to visit the Sanctuary. Insider’s Tours are $150 USD for each adult and are valid for two years from the issue date. […]

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Belle: Feeling better every day

30 November 2015

Belle came to us in late April, a rescue from nearby Cahuita National Park. She was found alone in the forest and had a severe case of mange, covered in scabs. After several months of treatments, including vitamins to improve her immune system, this beautiful Bradypus is almost ready to join her friends on the […]

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Halloween fun

31 October 2015
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The rescue of Stacy & Peggy: Part 1

23 October 2015

One of the Sanctuary’s core goals is raising awareness for sloths and educating people about the challenges they face. When a sloth is rescued and brought to us, a new chapter begins in the life of that animal. Just as when someone you know has a serious injury to recover from, the trajectory of their […]

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Sloth Day promo for lovers of the sloth!

20 October 2015

Celebrate by supporting the sloths, and we’ll thank you with our beautiful tote and huggable plush Bradypus!

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