While traveling to Costa Rica, I just had to visit the Sloth Sanctuary in Puerto Limon! As a true lover of all animals, and active in the wellness of rescued animals, this was top on my list to visit.

Sloths are slow-moving tree-dwellers of Central and South America. They spend their lives in the tropical rain forests, mostly hanging upside-down! Their faces have “smiles” and they are one the sweetest creatures on earth!

My sister and I took the “Buttercup Tour”, which was really awe-inspiring of these unique little creatures. As these gentle animals are very, very, very slow to move, they become targets for cruel people. Many are also rescued from streets and power lines.

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Here is my personal photo gallery from visiting these loving creatures while they recuperate towards good health at the Sloth Sanctuary:

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Always in our hearts

On June 28, 2019, Buttercup died peacefully in her sleep at age 27. She had been the oldest captive-living Bradypus in the world. She represented both the Sloth Sanctuary’s conservation efforts as well as all wild sloths in Costa Rica and their place in rainforest biodiversity.

TOURIST TIP:

Avoid roadside locals who lure tourists to pose for photos holding a sloth. They will tear a baby away from its mother to exploit it for money. After they take your photo, they discard the baby inhumanely, leaving it to die from malnutrition or dehydration. If you see someone trying this, please take a photo of the person, then call 911 to report them to the police.

For more information on the Sloth Sanctuary in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, please visit their website.

PLEASE consider supporting a sloth through a donation! Click here to donate…

Also consider a “Symbolic Sloth Adoption“!

Thank you!

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