Volunteer with Sloths

Famous the world over for their sluggish nature and comical facial expressions, sloths are revered amongst animal enthusiasts. These slow moving creatures are coming under increasing pressure in their natural rainforest homes due to rapid deforestation, resulting in a loss of habitat and enhanced exposure to predators. Unless something changes soon, sloth numbers will continueContinue reading “Volunteer with Sloths”

Disturbing Video Shows Sloth Clinging To Tree As Loggers Chop It Down — A Sweet Dose of Reality

 In many places, taking photos with animals is a lucrative business, especially in areas with a lot of tourism. But, have you ever thought about how those animals end up in the “selfie-taking business” in the first place, or how high their quality of living could be? The people featured in the video are illegal loggers.Continue reading “Disturbing Video Shows Sloth Clinging To Tree As Loggers Chop It Down — A Sweet Dose of Reality”

Happy Sloth Day via Tico Times

Happy International Sloth Day!!!! A wonderful day to celebrate my favorite animal!!!! So proud of all the hard work Becky Naomi Cliffe @ Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica has done to research how to reintroduce orphaned, hand raised sloths. See More: http://beckycliffe.com/sloth-science-2015/ Related: My battle with Leishmaniasis: a flesh-eating parasite By: Becky Radcliffe In my second year at the UniversityContinue reading “Happy Sloth Day via Tico Times”

Severe El Niño events will lead to coastal flooding and erosion

By Web Staff Published: September 21, 2015, 12:35 pm Map courtesy NOAA The projected upsurge of severe El Niño and La Niña events will cause an increase in storm events leading to extreme coastal flooding and erosion in populated regions across the Pacific Ocean, according to a multi-agency study published Monday in Nature Geoscience. The impactContinue reading “Severe El Niño events will lead to coastal flooding and erosion”

Our rainforests are home to millions of species. We must preserve them for future generations.

Dear Friends, Since our last newsletter, we celebrated Earth Day with Almond Trees donated by generous sloth fans from around the globe, updated our Buttercup Inn guest rooms and welcomed popular animal and nature conservationist Jeff Corwin, who was enchanted by our rescued baby sloths!Speaking of which, we’ve rescued a record number of orphaned infantsContinue reading “Our rainforests are home to millions of species. We must preserve them for future generations.”

Animal Sanctuary: Real or Fake?

How Can I Tell If An Animal Sanctuary Is Genuine, Or If They Are Taking Advantage Of Animals?! There a many people across the world that put the safety and care of endangered animals above themselves. A great animal sanctuary’s first concern is always to the animal, making sure they are happy, healthy, and thatContinue reading “Animal Sanctuary: Real or Fake?”

Sloths hold the secret to disease-free living.

Originally posted on NBC 101:
Sloths are an environmentally self-contained eco-system. (View this phenomenon) ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR57BNpxDtU

Sloths hold the secret to disease-free living.

Sloths are an environmentally self-contained eco-system.  Randy – a wild sloth that broke his arm after fighting with another male and falling 60ft from his tree. He had titanium plates screwed into his arm to hold the bones together, and was later released into the wild. Unfortunately, 8 months later the same incident happened again, onlyContinue reading “Sloths hold the secret to disease-free living.”