As The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica has recently reminded us in a poignant and well written reflection, sloths are more than just a cute face. These amazing creatures are constantly under threat from habitat destruction, powerlines, and smugglers. Babies are often left orphaned and, if they are lucky, they end up in the hands of a place like TSI. But even then it is not smooth sailing. Some beautiful little sloths that I have posted about on this website, such as Locket, Chuck, and Paddington, have not made it, despite initial hope.
Please, if you know someone who is a lover of sloths, consider “adopting” a sloth in place of a Christmas present this year, so places like the Sloth Institute and the Sloth Sanctuary can keep up the very important work that they do with these beloved animals.