Monday , 5 December 2016

In Costa Rica There’s An Institute That Takes Care Of Orphaned Sloths

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The institute takes care in Costa Rica takes care of little baby sloths who either lost or were abandoned by their mothers. These fine people are helping to make sure that these animals get the care that they need and deserve.

Human encroachment is a huge threat to sloth populations

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That’s why Sam Trull started The Sloth Institute Costa Rica

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This is Kermie, the sloth that Trull rescued and which inspired her to start the Institute

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A special “soft” release technique is used at the Institute

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It allows sloths to take their time getting acclimated to the jungle before they go off on their own

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“I co-founded The Sloth Institute because I wanted to spend all of my energy and time getting my hand-raised babies back into the jungle”

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“Sloths need trees to survive and not just any trees, but the right trees and enough trees”

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“They need a connected and healthy forest”

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“Those industries steal sloths from the wild for tourists to touch and the sloths die from stress”

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“For a sloth living near humans just trimming a tree can lead to death, let alone actually cutting an entire tree down”

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“In addition, humans come with electric wires, cars, dogs…”

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“…all things that affect every wildlife species, but especially sloths that do not have the ability to jump away from danger or run quickly across the road”

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“People can help by being responsible tourists”

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“When visiting a country with sloths, never pay to take a picture with one, hold one or pet one”

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“How can *you* not be drawn to species that just want to eat their leaves, relax in the sunshine and the breeze and have a good scratch?!”

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“In addition, they have a very curious and playful side, something most people have never and will never see”

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