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GENERAL DONATIONS    Baby Choloepus during essential climbing practice

Privately owned by the Avey-Arroyo-Rochté family, the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica is not yet recognized as a non-profit organization. Located inside the 300-acre Aviarios del Caribe Private Wildlife Reserve, we are legally classified with the Costa Rican government and MINAET as a wildlife reserve. Thank you!

Donate an Almond Tree for Earth Day every day! PLANT AN ALMOND TREE

As part of our annual Earth Day celebration, we plant Almond saplings in our orchard. Each donor’s name is carved into a plaque on display at the Sanctuary. You may choose to honor a lost loved one, or to commemorate an anniversary, wedding, new baby, graduation … let us know in the PayPal notes field how you would like the dedication to read (about 25 characters max.). Names for donations after May 30, 2015, will be honored on the 2016 plaque. Thank you!


Selby Sloth Tee © American ApparelLIMITED EDITION SLOTH TEE

Wear this eclectic American Apparel T-shirt to show the world your support of Costa Rican sloths! 100% organic cotton, US-made, sweatshop-free and super soft, this white tee features the charming original artwork of illustrator Todd Selby based on Mirra, a beloved Sanctuary sloth. Thank you!


Donate to receive the 3-DVD set of Meet the Sloths!MEET THE SLOTHS DVD SET

By popular demand, we offer the Animal Planet™ “Meet the Sloths” 3-DVD set; available until quantities run out. Your donation directly supports the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica. Thank you!

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How donations benefit the Sloth Sanctuary

$13: One can of special baby formula (or a 12 oz. can of Meyenberg Instant Powdered Goat Milk) that nourishes one orphaned baby sloth for a week.$20: One 25 lb. bag of fresh Cecropia leaves to feed 17 Three-fingered sloths for a day and a half.$25: Two soft stuffed toys that act as a surrogate for tiny orphans to hug as they would their mothers. Even adult sloths like to cuddle stuffed toys for comfort.$50: A new animal carrier to transport injured sloths from the field to our veterinary hospital$100: 18 sheets of X-ray film.
$150: To celebrate Earth Day all year, we plant an Almond Tree in honor of all donations of $150. As a gesture of thanks, your name is carved in a plaque that is displayed at the Sanctuary.$250: A continuous supply of X-ray chemicals, developers, fixers.$550: One month’s worth of vegetables to feed our Two-fingered sloths.$1,000: Help toward the purchase of an incubator for the tiniest orphans and baby sloths.