Conservationist Jeff Corwin

by Sloth Sanctuary Costa Rica on 05/22/2015


“A wonderful heart tugging moment at [the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, where] they have nearly 200 rescued orphaned and injured sloths that they are saving, true conservation heroes fighting to protect this ultimate ambassador for Costa Rica! … Cheers, Jeff”

Earlier this week we were honored to welcome celebrity conservationist and “Ocean Mysteries” host Jeff Corwin at the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica.

Read about Jeff’s visit and see videos with some of our sweet-faced rescued baby Choloepus sloths on Jeff Corwin’s Facebook page and his Twitter feed.

Muchas gracias to Jeff for stopping by to see what we do at the Sanctuary and to highlight how important it is to preserve sloths in the Costa Rican rainforest.

Jeff Corwin and Judy Avey-Arroyo

Conservationist Jeff Corwin, Sloth Sanctuary Founder and Director Judy Avey-Arroyo and, of course, Buttercup!


Funding for incubators

by Sloth Sanctuary on 05/03/2015

NICU with incubator baby slothsIn our NICU, we currently have a record 28 orphaned baby Tiny orphaned sloth hugs a plush toy in our NICUsloths that require round-the-clock care. Each baby sloth needs to be syringe-fed goat milk every 4 hours. We begin offering them leaves after their first week.

We are at 100% occupancy and so need funds for additional incubators ASAP! If you’ve been considering supporting the sloths, this would be an ideal time! Every little bit helps us reach our goal, and we truly appreciate your generosity. Your secure donation through PayPal may be made here. ¡Pura Vida!

Tagging our first wild Two-fingered sloth

February 23, 2015

Original report by Becky Cliffe; edited to fit our blog. I had been trying to tag a wild Two-fingered sloth since beginning the Sloth Backpack Project, but equipment failures, injuries and escapee-sloths stood in my way. I finally managed to do this in November, although it was no easy task! I first spotted her in […]

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Mr. Bojangles

October 6, 2014

Over the past 10 weeks I have been battling to regain my health after being diagnosed with Leishmaniasis – and as a result, progress with the Sloth Backpack Project has been somewhat slow. This week my luck finally changed, and for the first time in a long time I was able to return to the jungle. As […]

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Sloth Release Program

August 17, 2014

Do you have a sloth release program?   Many of the rescued sloths that are brought to us are adults that have been injured by dogs, power lines, cars, etc., a result of human encroachment into the sloth’s habitat. These sloths are quarantined and accessed for injuries and illnesses by our full-time veterinary staff. We […]

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Digital Microscope Donated to the Sloth Sanctuary

July 10, 2014

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”- Margaret Mead This week we would like to shine the spotlight on one of our most dedicated supporters and followers, Lucy Strausbaugh. Lucy has been bringing small student groups from Notre Dame […]

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Sloth research at the Dallas World Aquarium

June 18, 2014

Sloth research at the Dallas World Aquarium  Last week, sanctuary founder Judy and biologist Becky travelled to Texas to visit the sanctuary’s sloth ambassadors currently living at the Dallas World Aquarium. DWA has provided an excellent home over the past 9 years for three three-fingered sloths and three two-fingered sloths that were all rescued by the sanctuary as […]

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Sloth Week 2014

May 31, 2014

Sloth Week 2014!!! We have been very busy at The Sloth Sanctuary again this week, although it is never quiet here! This week we’ve had a couple of a non-sloth guests who have been filming for Sloth Week 2014! That’s right, a whole week dedicated to the amazing sloth. Every day here is a sloth […]

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Earth Day 2014: Sloth Update!

May 29, 2014

Earth Day 2014: Plant a Tree – Feed a Sloth – Clean the Air   To celebrate Earth Day here at the Sloth Sanctuary, we decided to plant 80 sponsored Almond trees within the sanctuary grounds. Over time, these trees will help to reverse the impacts of land degradation, filter the air, reduce erosion, provide […]

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Earth Day 2014 – Plant a Tree & Feed a Sloth!

April 17, 2014

Earth Day 2014: Plant a Tree – Feed a Sloth – Clean the Air On Tuesday 22nd April we will be celebrating Earth Day here at the Sloth Sanctuary and we want YOU to get involved!  Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated in over 192 countries worldwide, with the aim of promoting environmental awareness […]

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