Young Sloth Rescue
Carolina and Jennifer had already lifted this young 3 toed sloth from the busy road just minutes before I passed by and had gently placed him in the familiar surroundings of a low tree near Aguas Claris in Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica.
Thinking he may be better placed back further into the jungle and away from the harassing dogs and reckless drivers, Carolina tempted him to grab onto the stick to make his move back into the jungle.
Comfortable in his new tree and lightly hissing at her gentle grip he cautiously sniffed the burley branch and took the move under consideration while Annabelle used her persuasive charm to encourage him down.
Convinced he was making the right move he lovingly embraced the branch and the rescue trio of Carolina, Jennifer and Ana Belle were only to happy to move their new friend into a new safer home territory.
Although it may take some time she (female sloth) would eventually move away and as slow as they are the constant motion gets them great distances in a day.
Watching for sloths, iguanas and of course dogs, make driving a car or riding a bike a bit of challenge. Shortly after relocating the sloth a very large iguana appeared from out of the jungle and they set to protecting yet another unsuspecting member of the jungle family from a sure fate of either the road or a local dinner table.