Your GOP Palate Cleanser: Rescuing Sloths in Costa Rica

Jun 03 2012 Published by under Featured News

After a week of Republican induced nausea, it’s good to remind ourselves that there are people out there doing good things. To that end, here’s a video of the Sloth Sanctuary in Cahuita, Costa Rica where they rescue and treat sloths who are unable to return to the wild.

Sloths are exceptionally gentle mammals who face encroachment on their natural habitat. The folks at the Sloth Sanctuary offer a place for rehab for these sweet creatures.

Watch here:

Sloths are slow-moving, medium sized mammals who are highly adapted to life in the jungles of Central and South America. Their hands and feet are adapted to allow them to hang upside-down from trees most of their lives.

The Sloth Sanctuary’s mission is “to rescue, research, rehabilitate sloths and provide sanctuary for those individuals that are unable to return to the wild. Our goals are to educate and document the natural history of these incredible rainforest mammals.”

It just makes me feel good to know that there are people like this in the world.

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