Coyote meets the smallest and cutest baby Sloth he’s ever seen! His name is B-Rad and he is a rescue animal at Kids Saving the Rainforest in Quepos, Costa Rica. Fortunately for him, he was found after being abandoned and brought to the sanctuary for rehabilitation and eventual release back...
Did you know that sloths are excellent swimmers? They instinctively know how to swim once they hit the water. This ability makes a lot of sense, because the tropical environments where they live include various bodies of water (rivers, oceans, etc). Besides not wanting to drown, swimming may be the most...
Don’t be a Sloth this October, join in a virtual event to help protect this species in the wild. The Sloth is the world's slowest mammal Article submitted by Drusillas Park Don’t be a Sloth this October. Join in a virtual run to help protect this species in the wild....
A ZOO is running a race – for sloths. Drusillas Park in Alfriston hopes to raise money for a sloth conservation charity by holding a “virtual race”, where participants can sign up and run on their own. The idea is to limit interaction amid the coronavirus pandemic – which has...
A pair of researchers, one with Instituto Argentino de Nivología, the other Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, has found fossil evidence of an ancient giant ground sloth living in proto-Amazonian swamps. The fossil has shinbone bite marks from a Miocene caiman Purussaurus, a large crocodilian species from the period. In their...
There's a tiny new addition at the ZSL London Zoo. A baby two-toed sloth named Truffle was born at the facility in mid-August. The first photos of the new arrival show a wide-eyed baby clinging to its mom, Marilyn. Keepers spotted the small baby one morning as it was holding on to...
Chelsea Morton, a graduate student from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, releases a sloth named Choco. Morton is spending a year in Central America studying how well the species actually adapts and survives once they are moved to new locales. CARBONDALE, Ill. — Many animals rely on quickness or flashy, top-end...
A giant ground sloth the size of a large capybara was killed by a 13-foot long juvenile crocodilian 13 million years ago, a study reveals. The 175-pound animal's shin from a hind leg was found in modern-day Peru in 2004 and analysis reveals it dates back to when the area...
While many countries celebrate Mother’s Day today, Costa Rica is not one of them. Even so, here at the Toucan Rescue Ranch in San Isidro de Heredia, we are celebrating a Mother’s Day of sorts. As a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and release facility in the heart of Costa Rica, we...
Meet Amalur. Amalur is an orphaned two-fingered sloth (Choloepus Hoffmanni) in Toucan Rescue Ranch’s care. She is one of our youngest orphaned sloths at the moment. Found on the ground with no mom, she was luckily rescued and brought to the Toucan Rescue Ranch. She weighs 746 grams and is...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF) – NewsChannels Brandon Dawson takes us to River Banks Zoo to get an in depth look at sloths , and does a follow up on our sloth friend “Willow” who previously was getting her quarantine exam. So Ryan lets talk a little bit about the sloths that we...
The National Aviary in Pittsburgh recently held birthday parties for two of its sloths - Vivien turned 3 and Wookiee turned 20. Birthday parties for the Linnaeus two-toed sloths are usually popular affairs with a standing-room-only crowd. But, the coronavirus pandemic put a slight damper on the festivities with only a small...
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