Local name: Avarios del Caribe, full name: Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica

In the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, they care for the sloths that are injured or orphaned. Sloths are very cute, but because the animals are so slow they are under threat by traffic. Also, their natural habitat is disappearing for development.

Guided tour

You can visit the sanctuary and go on a guided tour with the caretakers and see the animals. The caretaker will explain the differences between the two-toed and three-toed sloth. Also, you will get a lot of information on their wellbeing and the challenges the animals are facing. Like road constructions and the disappearance of their natural habitat. As a consequence, there has been an increase in the number of sloths being brought to the sanctuary in the past years.

Boat ride

You can also ride a boat through their habitat and learn all about their lives and challenges. The only sloths you will not see are the ones that will be released back into the wild, so they do not get used to humans.

Adopt a sloth

You can even adopt a sloth. It is a popular thing to do as you support the sanctuary in being able to rescue sloths and improve their wellbeing.

More information: www.slothsanctuary.com