MAY 2023 | Tales From The Jungle

MAY 2023 | Tales From The Jungle


New research published!

Are sloths nocturnal? How much time do they spend sleeping, climbing, or resting? We are proud to announce our latest published research about sloth activity patterns! Check out the findings of our team in this article!



Save the date!

Mark your calendars for a special fundraising event, “Hanging Out for Sloths!” Join me, Dr. Rebecca Cliffe, and award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas, on August 23rd at the picturesque Beaumont Farms in Petaluma, CA.



Enjoy delicious food, music, exciting auctions, and more! Sign up for our mailing list to stay updated on ticket availability. Our heartfelt thanks to Beaumont Farms for their generous venue donation!


A rare record of a sloth giving birth on the ground

Sloths give birth on the canopy of the trees, so we were pretty surprised when we received the incredible footage of a two-fingered sloth giving birth on the ground! In this blog, we explain the video, the event, and the reasons behind such behavior from this sloth mother!



First Image of our thermal drone

As part of our research ‘The Great Sloth Census,’ where we work with a specialized scat detection dog, Keysha, we’re also starting to use a Thermal-Imaging drone to find sloths in the canopy. So far, it’s not as easy as it seems! But here is one of the first images showing a sleepy sloth:



Old Laptops needed!

We need essential laptops for different tasks, such as writing, browsing the web, researching, classifying footage, analyzing data, and more. Please reply to contact@slothconservation.org if you have an old laptop you would like to give away to help sloths!



As we enter the year’s second half, we find ourselves longing for time to pass as slowly as our beloved sloths. We hope your June begins on a high note, and we look forward to sharing more exciting sloth news and content directly from the heart of the forest.

Warms regards from the jungle,


Dr. Rebecca Cliffe

Founder and Executive Director

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