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Tales from the Jungle: June 2022

Urban Sloth Project update We are very pleased to announce that we managed to get our routine health check done ...

Rainbow month

As a conservationist, I find myself thinking a lot about the word “diversity”. Concerning nature, the word is “biodiversity”, and ...

Sloth vs Armadillo

In today’s edition of “Sloths vs” we bring you the final, the long-awaited, the last but never least of ...

Sloth versus Cheetah

Sloth versus Cheetah Ready! Get set! Go….odbye! It’s a good thing this isn’t a race, because if ...

Tales From the Jungle: May 2022

As we put nearly half the year behind us (holy cow, where is 2022 going?) we have so much great news ...

What Do Sloths Eat? Sloth Diet, Food, and Digestion

Sloths are folivores It takes up to 30 days to digest a leaf Ambient temperature affects sloths' digestion Sloths eat small ...

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Top 10 incredible facts about the sloth

Originally named after one of the Seven Deadly Sins, it's no surprise that sloths have been labelled as the worlds ...

Endangered Sloths

You may be surprised that only two of the six species of sloths are considered threatened with extinction by the ...

Why Sloths Do Not Make Good Pets

A while ago, the internet went crazy over the story of a five-month-old baby girl and her best friend: a ...

Why Are Sloths So Slow?

What does it really mean to be a sloth? Why are they so slow? And why does it work?

Sloth Encounter Experiences: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Sloth Encounter Experiences Are you thinking about booking a sloth encounter experience at a zoo or rescue center? Before you ...

Sloth Myths: 11 Things You Think You Know About Sloths

Myths About Sloths Although there are tons of sloth myths on the internet coming from self-appointed sloth experts, there are ...

Sloth versus

Sloth vs Armadillo

In today’s edition of “Sloths vs” we bring you the final, the long-awaited, the last but never least of ...

Sloth versus Cheetah

Sloth versus Cheetah Ready! Get set! Go….odbye! It’s a good thing this isn’t a race, because if ...

Sloth versus Aardvark

Welcome to the latest version of “Sloths Versus”, your monthly introduction to strange creatures of all kinds, where we (virtually) ...

Sloth versus Red Panda

Not to be confused with the giant panda, the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a small, furry mammal slightly larger ...

Sloth versus Pangolin

The humble sloth vs the armored pangolin, what have these two unusual mammals got in common? Pangolins are sometimes called “...

Sloth versus Anteater

In this episode of “sloths vs” we are taking a look at another member of the Xenarthra; the anteater. Anteaters ...

Sloth Versus Jaguar

The humble sloth vs the mighty jaguar, how do these two mysterious mammals compare? Before we start, this is not ...

Sloth versus Snow Leopard

The sloth and the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) seem like two animals that have absolutely nothing in common. After all, ...

Sloth Versus Koala

September 26th is 'Save the Koala Day’ and here at the Sloth Conservation Foundation we want to celebrate by sharing ...

Tracking Diaries

Things that look like sloths: Tracking Diaries #10

Things that look like sloths “Oh look, barbed wire,” Becky says as she picks her way around the rusty tangle ...

Courage: Tracking Diaries #9

I stare at the spider hanging in front of my face. It is huge, blue and black and yellow, hanging ...

A Little Taste of Heaven: Tracking Diaries #8

I’m standing amongst the wreckage of felled trees and bulldozed undergrowth, my boots crunching on dead vegetation, but I’...

Confessions: Tracking Diaries #7

I stare at the low chair in my living room, which I would swear on anything you like contained an ...

Tracking Diaries #6: Dear Santa

  “Dear Santa, This year I have been extremely very mostly good, and for Christmas, I would really like for ...

Oh, the places you’ll go! Tracking Diaries #5

Oh, the places you'll go! Tracking Diaries #5 “Oh great,” says Dr. Cliffe. “I have poop in my boot.” “Don’t ...

This is Sloth Tracking: a Spooky Poem

  Boys and girls of every age, Wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you ...

Tracking Diaries #4: Questioning Assumptions

"I don't even know what's real anymore!" Amanda wails. We are tracking a sloth named Alan through the Cacao Forest, ...

Conservation and Mental Health. Tracking Diaries #3

  They say that looking at trees can improve your mood. Merely being in the presence of these grand monuments ...

The meaning of volunteering. Tracking Diaries #2

The meaning of Volunteering. Tracking Diaries #2 I cling to a chain-link fence, the strap of the radio receiver clenched between ...

All sexes, genders, colors and, species. Tracking Diaries #1

All sexes, genders, colors, and species. Tracking Diaries #1 “Oh my gosh,” says my boss, holding the binoculars to her face. “...

Slothopedia

What Do Sloths Eat? Sloth Diet, Food, and Digestion

Sloths are folivores It takes up to 30 days to digest a leaf Ambient temperature affects sloths' digestion Sloths eat small ...

Forests, the sloths’ home

Forests, the sloths' home Forests are areas of land covered with trees. “Forest” is a very broad term that encompasses ...

About Sloth Parasites

A parasite is an organism that lives in or on a host and benefits by deriving nutrients at said host’...

Sloth Mating: Not as slow as you think

Sloths are mysterious animals—people usually only see them sleeping or resting on their trees. It is rare for anyone ...

The Etymology of Sloths’ Names

The etymology of Sloths' Names Etymology is the study of words, particularly, the history of words. Thus, the etymology of ...

What do sloths give to humanity?

What do sloths give to humanity? To measure a species only by the benefit it brings to human civilization is ...

Baby Sloths: Everything you always wanted to know

Baby Sloths: everything you always wanted to know! A baby sloth is fully reliant on it's mother to teach it ...

Searching for the Elusive Maned Sloths of Brazil

Searching for the Elusive Maned Sloths of Brazil If you are a fan of sloths, you might think that there ...

How much do sloths sleep?

Sloths in the wild only sleep for 8 - 10 hours per day. The myth that sloths sleep all day long has ...

The true stories behind these famous baby sloth photos

With a following rivaling that of the Kardashians, these baby sloths will never know just how famous they have become. ...

Three-fingered sloth ‘adopts’ a two-fingered sloth baby!

Three-fingered sloth 'adopts' a two-fingered sloth baby! These two sloths are not only different species, but they belong to two ...

The ‘mummified’ skin of a giant sloth proves that they coexisted with the first humans of South America

The 'mummified' skin of a giant sloth proves that they coexisted with the first humans of South America Although it ...

Love avocados? Thank the Giant ground sloths!

Love avocados? Thank the giant ground sloths! Did you know that we can thank giant ground sloths for the avocados ...

Five-ton giant sloth lived in Costa Rica seven million years ago!

A giant sloth weighing five tons and whose height could exceed twice that of a human being was part of ...

Know your Sloth Predators: The Mighty Jaguar

Known for their impressive hunting abilities, jaguars (Panthera onca) are both feared and revered. Weighing a hefty 56-96 kg (120-200+ ...

With a little help from my friends: sloth hair, moths and algae

With a little help from my friends: sloth hair, moths, and algae Sloths are naturally solitary animals, but they are ...

Sloth Genetics: a surprising twist

Six years ago, SloCo Founder Dr. Rebecca Cliffe launched a major research project into sloth genetics in Costa Rica. She ...

8 Facts You (probably) Didn’t Know About Sloths’ anatomy

8 Facts You (probably) Didn't Know About Sloths' anatomy What is the skeleton of a Sloth like? What are their claws ...

Genética de perezosos: un giro inesperado

Hace seis años, la fundadora de SloCo, Dra. Rebecca Cliffe, lanzó un importante proyecto de investigación sobre la ...

Endangered Sloths

You may be surprised that only two of the six species of sloths are considered threatened with extinction by the ...

Anteaters: The Sloth’s Closest Relative!

Anteaters: The Sloth's Closest Relative! The Xenarthra family What exactly is a sloth? Are they related to bears? Monkeys? Marsupials? ...

Know your Sloth Predators: The Great Harpy Eagle

The Harpy Eagle holds the crown as the most powerful eagle in the world - and it also happens to ...

What do you call a Group of Sloths?

You have probably heard of a murder of crows. What about a parliament of owls? A shrewdness of apes? A ...

Sloth Myths: 11 Things You Think You Know About Sloths

Myths About Sloths Although there are tons of sloth myths on the internet coming from self-appointed sloth experts, there are ...

Top 10 incredible facts about the sloth

Originally named after one of the Seven Deadly Sins, it's no surprise that sloths have been labelled as the worlds ...

Sloths and other strange mammals

Content warning: Contains information about reproductive organs and habits of mammals. The typical mammals As mammals, we (almost) all have ...

Sloth diversity – Species

This week we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity! Did you know that the sloths we see today only ...

Do Sloths drink water?

You have probably never seen a sloth drinking water. In fact, very few people have! As a result, it has ...

Starving to death on a full stomach

There is a reason why sloths are only found in neotropical rainforests - because the weather is warm, humid and ...

The Male Sloth Speculum

  We often receive reports of sloths that have been severely burnt or attacked with machetes as they are spotted ...

Do you think you are stronger than a sloth?

Do you think you are stronger than a sloth? Probably. Sloths are often perceived as being simple, lazy animals that ...

Sloths Like It Hot: ambient temperature modulates food intake in the brown-throated sloth

Ambient temperature modulates food intake in the brown-throated sloth (Bradypus Variegatus).

The Pygmy Sloth

The Pygmy sloths of Panama are considered to be one of the world’s most critically endangered mammals.

Mitigating the Squash Effect: Sloths Breathe Easily Upside Down

Sloths are known to spend a significant amount of their time hanging vertically upside down, yet no one has ever ...

Why Sloths Do Not Make Good Pets

A while ago, the internet went crazy over the story of a five-month-old baby girl and her best friend: a ...

Why Do Sloths Really Poop on the Ground?

Sloths are famous for their unusual and bizarre bathroom habits.

Why Are Sloths So Slow?

What does it really mean to be a sloth? Why are they so slow? And why does it work?

Projects updates

Sloth Crossings Update: January-April

Hello Sloth Crossings Community! In this update, we’ll be covering the highlights of the project from January through April. ...

The Adventures of Nacho

Nacho, a feisty Hoffmann’s two-fingered Sloth, joined the Urban Sloth Project in May 2021. Nacho was one of the most ...

Luna update: February 2022

2021, The year of Luna with Sol We added Luna and Sol to the Urban Sloth Project in March 2021. Once Luna ...

Sloth Crossings Community Update! 2021 Highlights

  What an amazing year we had! When we started this project we had no idea that we’d be ...

The Origin of the National Symbol

Team Sloth contacted Jorge Carballo, the man responsible for the idea to declare sloths the national symbol for Costa Rica. ...

Sloth Crossings Update: More Wildlife seen on Bridges + Our First Installation

  Our first bridge in Tortuguero! Building bridges in Tortuguero was an important milestone for the Sloth Crossing team because ...

The Sloth: A New National Symbol for Costa Rica

National symbols are culturally created images to represent the country and preserve collective memories about these icons. Usually, these symbols ...

Canine Training To Prevent Attacks On Sloths and Wildlife

Canine Training To Prevent Attacks On Sloths and Wildlife Certain wild animals, such as our sweet sloths, are slow-moving and ...

Tales from the Jungle: May Update!

Dogs, Goats, and Missing Sloths Team Sloth have been the opposite of slothful this month - we have been chasing ...

+6000 Camera Trap images from a Sloth Crossing!

These images were captured by one of our camera traps (a motion-activated camera) which we have been using to monitor ...

Oh My Dog Advances!

This month we want to share with you some exciting updates about one of our favourite sloth conservation initiatives: the ...

Community-based Conservation

Rainbow month

As a conservationist, I find myself thinking a lot about the word “diversity”. Concerning nature, the word is “biodiversity”, and ...

Welcome to Sloth Town, a visual journey by Suzi Ezsterhas

  Welcome to Sloth Town, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a brightly colored surf town in the South Caribbean of Costa ...

Dr. Rebecca Cliffe is one of the winners of the Future For Nature Award!

Dr. Rebecca Cliffe is one of the winners of the Future For Nature Award 2022! The Future For Nature Foundation (FFN) ...

International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, when the world takes a moment to step back and commemorate the achievements, ...

2021: A year in Review

Well, it’s been a year, hasn’t it? Just when we thought we’d be getting back to normal ...

The community of Puerto Viejo came together to stop habitat loss

The community of Puerto Viejo came together to stop habitat loss Over the last few weekends of December 2021, we and ...

Meet the Urban Sloths! 

Meet the Urban Sloths!   The Urban Sloth Project is our latest scientific research project concerning sloth ecology, studying how ...

1st International Sloth Fest!

International Sloth Day has been celebrated since 2010, helping to raise awareness about sloths, wildlife conservation, and the importance of taking ...

The Origin of the National Symbol

Team Sloth contacted Jorge Carballo, the man responsible for the idea to declare sloths the national symbol for Costa Rica. ...

The Sloth: A New National Symbol for Costa Rica

National symbols are culturally created images to represent the country and preserve collective memories about these icons. Usually, these symbols ...

Tales from the Jungle: June 2021

Tales From the Jungle: June 2021 A month to remember... June has been an emotional rollercoaster for Team Sloth. We sadly ...

Tortuguero: Wildlife bridges, castration clinics, and more!

Last year Team Sloth were thrilled to receive an invite to visit the Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean Coast ...

Canine Training To Prevent Attacks On Sloths and Wildlife

Canine Training To Prevent Attacks On Sloths and Wildlife Certain wild animals, such as our sweet sloths, are slow-moving and ...

Tales from the Jungle: May Update!

Dogs, Goats, and Missing Sloths Team Sloth have been the opposite of slothful this month - we have been chasing ...

+6000 Camera Trap images from a Sloth Crossing!

These images were captured by one of our camera traps (a motion-activated camera) which we have been using to monitor ...

Oh My Dog Advances!

This month we want to share with you some exciting updates about one of our favourite sloth conservation initiatives: the ...

Celebrating Female Conservationists – International Women’s Day

Celebrating Female Conservationists - International Women's Day International Women's Day is a yearly opportunity to celebrate women and their achievements, ...

Why Sloths Celebrate Spay Day

Today we are celebrating World Spay Day, and we have some very exciting news to share with you! Where we ...

Annual Reports

We understand that it is important for you to know that your donations are being used in the most effective ...

Giving Tuesday with the sloths!

Giving Tuesday is finally here and the festive season is just around the corner (doesn't it feel like 2020 has somehow ...

Celebrating International Day of the Girl with Team Sloth

October 11th is International Day of the Girl. This is a day to recognize the issues that girls face globally ...

Happy Teacher’s Day! Celebrate it with Sloths

Teachers are one of the most important members of any community; without education, we will never develop the tools to ...

Sloth-friendly tourism: How to help sloths while traveling

When it comes to tourism, sloths often get the short end of the stick. Sloths are at the top of ...

The dog days (are never over): Why caring for dogs helps sloths

Happy International Dog day everyone! While there seems to be a day for quite literally everything right now, a day ...

Sloths and Cacao: You can have your chocolate cake and eat it too

Sloths and cacao: You can have your chocolate cake and eat it too There comes a point in childhood when ...

Sloth starts using a wildlife bridge in record time

This video of a three-fingered sloth using a wildlife bridge is the exciting result of the coordinated efforts of many ...

Giving Back for Giving Tuesday

Protecting sloths means protecting people Our sloth conservation programs are based in the South Caribbean of Costa Rica - a ...

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day Women's day is celebrated annually on March 8th all over the world. It is a day to ...

Planting 100 trees in a morning

A family comes together to plant 100 trees Last week chief sloth botanist and director of the Connected Gardens Project met ...

Sloth Education Outreach – YOU can help!

It is hugely important to us that the children who live alongside sloths – the children who will grow up to ...

Education Outreach

To instigate long-term change, we strongly believe that planting the seeds of knowledge and awareness from an early age are ...

How to Help Sloths

 4 Vegan recipes to help sloths

Deforestation to make way for cattle farming is a problem growing as exponentially as the human population. Cows make a ...

What are cryptocurrencies, and what have they got to do with sloths?

What are cryptocurrencies, and what have they got to do with sloths? Cryptocurrencies are digital currency that is not issued ...

Why did the wildlife cross the road?

To expand into new territories and look for mates or food. It isn’t hard to imagine why animals need ...

Meat Out Day: Can the sloths’ diet save the planet?

Meat Out Day: Can the sloths' diet save the planet? ‘Meat out day’ encourages you to think about your meat ...

Giving Tuesday with the sloths!

Giving Tuesday is finally here and the festive season is just around the corner (doesn't it feel like 2020 has somehow ...

10 Perfect Gifts For People Who Love Sloths

Looking for the perfect gift for the sloth lover in your life? Look no further for sloth gift ideas - ...

Celebrating International Sloth Day!

Taking a lazy day to stay in your PJs seems like a fitting way to celebrate the world's slowest moving ...

The HANG IN THERE Challenge

Let's be honest - 2020 is turning out to be an extra-ordinary year for all of the wrong reasons. It has ...

Sloth-friendly tourism: How to help sloths while traveling

When it comes to tourism, sloths often get the short end of the stick. Sloths are at the top of ...

The dog days (are never over): Why caring for dogs helps sloths

Happy International Dog day everyone! While there seems to be a day for quite literally everything right now, a day ...

Helping sloths by going plastic-free: 11 daily items you can change today!

July is plastic-free month. It is an opportunity to reflect on how we can reduce our plastic consumption, which not ...

How sloths and people benefit from a plastic-free future

You may have heard of or remember a time when milk was delivered in glass bottles to your doorstep. In ...

Sloths and Cacao: You can have your chocolate cake and eat it too

Sloths and cacao: You can have your chocolate cake and eat it too There comes a point in childhood when ...

Sloth starts using a wildlife bridge in record time

This video of a three-fingered sloth using a wildlife bridge is the exciting result of the coordinated efforts of many ...

Helping Sloths By Helping Dogs

Saving sloths by sterilizing dogs What do these two have in common?   You might find them both featured in ...

Eating Green to Save Sloths: Why Your Diet Matters

Why your diet matters Have you ever considered that what you choose to eat each day has a direct impact ...

Record-breaking bridges for sloths

Record-breaking bridges for sloths! Thanks to the generous support of our donors we have managed to install THREE new Sloth ...

Sloth Problems (and how to solve them)

Here we detail the 7 biggest threats to wild sloth populations and explain what we are doing to help. In all ...

Planting 100 trees in a morning

A family comes together to plant 100 trees Last week chief sloth botanist and director of the Connected Gardens Project met ...

New Sloth Crossing Wildlife Bridges

This month we are delighted to have installed 2 new Sloth Crossing wildlife bridges in the South Caribbean region of Costa ...

Adopt a Sloth for Mother’s Day

Sloth fans in the United States - Mother's Day is fast approaching! What better way to show your love and ...

The Great Sloth Run – the first ever 5K race to benefit sloth conservation!

We are excited to announce that, together with Pangols and Sloth Relief & Shelters, we are launching the first ever 5...

Gifts That Give Back

Shopping for the sloth lover in your life? Look no further! We can provide you with the perfect gift that ...

How can I get a job with sloths?

“Your job is amazing”, “How can I get a job like that?”, “I want to be a sloth scientist” These ...

Sloth Conservation: “Be the change you want to see in the world”

Sloth populations across South and Central America, like many other animals, are under threat from unprecedented levels of habitat loss.

Sloth Research

The Urban Sloth Project: Meet BAGUETTE—the master of camouflage!

Baguette was the third three-fingered sloth collared for the Urban Sloth Project and was a rather spontaneous addition to the ...

The Adventures of Nacho

Nacho, a feisty Hoffmann’s two-fingered Sloth, joined the Urban Sloth Project in May 2021. Nacho was one of the most ...

Luna update: February 2022

2021, The year of Luna with Sol We added Luna and Sol to the Urban Sloth Project in March 2021. Once Luna ...

Searching for the Elusive Maned Sloths of Brazil

Searching for the Elusive Maned Sloths of Brazil If you are a fan of sloths, you might think that there ...

Urban Sloth Project: the impacts of habitat disturbance

Urban Sloth Project: the impacts of habitat disturbance The Urban Sloth Project is a long-term investigation into the impacts of ...

Being a giant sloth in an ancient wetland

Thirteen million years ago, when giant ground sloths roamed the Earth, a vast wetland known as the Pebas Mega-Wetland System ...

Three-fingered sloth ‘adopts’ a two-fingered sloth baby!

Three-fingered sloth 'adopts' a two-fingered sloth baby! These two sloths are not only different species, but they belong to two ...

The ‘mummified’ skin of a giant sloth proves that they coexisted with the first humans of South America

The 'mummified' skin of a giant sloth proves that they coexisted with the first humans of South America Although it ...

Sloth Science and Universal Access to Information

September 28th is The International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), a day that, despite this digital age, goes ...

Five-ton giant sloth lived in Costa Rica seven million years ago!

A giant sloth weighing five tons and whose height could exceed twice that of a human being was part of ...

Sloth Genetics: a surprising twist

Six years ago, SloCo Founder Dr. Rebecca Cliffe launched a major research project into sloth genetics in Costa Rica. She ...

8 Facts You (probably) Didn’t Know About Sloths’ anatomy

8 Facts You (probably) Didn't Know About Sloths' anatomy What is the skeleton of a Sloth like? What are their claws ...

Genética de perezosos: un giro inesperado

Hace seis años, la fundadora de SloCo, Dra. Rebecca Cliffe, lanzó un importante proyecto de investigación sobre la ...

Camera traps fooled by sneaky sloths

Camera traps and trail cameras are commonly used outdoors for wildlife research and they are now also playing an increasingly ...

Sloths need more than just Cecropia for survival

Sloths need more than just Cecropia for survival Why do scientists sometimes feel the need to jump to extra conclusions, ...

Do Sloths drink water?

You have probably never seen a sloth drinking water. In fact, very few people have! As a result, it has ...

NEWLY PUBLISHED – the sloths extraordinary metabolic response to temperature!

We are delighted to announce that our latest sloth research paper was published today in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PeerJ! ...

Sloth Island, Guyana: in pursuit of the pale-throated sloth!

Hiding deep within the remote jungles of South America, there is an elusive and commonly overlooked species of sloth clinging ...

Sloths Like It Hot: ambient temperature modulates food intake in the brown-throated sloth

Ambient temperature modulates food intake in the brown-throated sloth (Bradypus Variegatus).

Mitigating the Squash Effect: Sloths Breathe Easily Upside Down

Sloths are known to spend a significant amount of their time hanging vertically upside down, yet no one has ever ...

Sloth Deformities – A Genetic Study

The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica have now received 9 orphaned baby sloths showing birth defects.

Paleo sloths

Prehistoric Rock Art Might be Early Representations of Giant Ground Sloths 

Prehistoric Rock Art Might be Early Representations of Giant Ground Sloths In the Amazon rainforests in the country of Colombia, ...

Mylodon Giant Sloth, opportunistic omnivore?

Mylodon Giant Sloth, Opportunistic Omnivore? Sloths these days are small, tree-dwelling animals that live high up in the rainforest canopy ...

Did humans cause the extinction of the giant ground sloths?

"We believe that human beings are mainly responsible for the extinction of megafauna in South America," said Luciano Prates and ...

The hidden “armor” found in the skin of a giant ground sloth

The hidden "armor" found in the skin of a giant ground sloth Argentinian scientists used X-rays on a 13,000-year-old sloth ...

Being a giant sloth in an ancient wetland

Thirteen million years ago, when giant ground sloths roamed the Earth, a vast wetland known as the Pebas Mega-Wetland System ...

The ‘mummified’ skin of a giant sloth proves that they coexisted with the first humans of South America

The 'mummified' skin of a giant sloth proves that they coexisted with the first humans of South America Although it ...

Love avocados? Thank the Giant ground sloths!

Love avocados? Thank the giant ground sloths! Did you know that we can thank giant ground sloths for the avocados ...

Five-ton giant sloth lived in Costa Rica seven million years ago!

A giant sloth weighing five tons and whose height could exceed twice that of a human being was part of ...

Threats to Sloths and their Jungle Home

Protecting the Rivers that Connect Us

Conserving riparian habitat (habitat near rivers, streams and lakes) is a key element in the protection of terrestrial and marine ...

Urban Sloth Project: the impacts of habitat disturbance

Urban Sloth Project: the impacts of habitat disturbance The Urban Sloth Project is a long-term investigation into the impacts of ...

Three-fingered sloth ‘adopts’ a two-fingered sloth baby!

Three-fingered sloth 'adopts' a two-fingered sloth baby! These two sloths are not only different species, but they belong to two ...

Sloth Encounter Experiences: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Sloth Encounter Experiences Are you thinking about booking a sloth encounter experience at a zoo or rescue center? Before you ...

Helping sloths by going plastic-free: 11 daily items you can change today!

July is plastic-free month. It is an opportunity to reflect on how we can reduce our plastic consumption, which not ...

Sloth starts using a wildlife bridge in record time

This video of a three-fingered sloth using a wildlife bridge is the exciting result of the coordinated efforts of many ...

7 gifts that rainforests give to humanity

One of the things that I love most about the rainforest is its otherness – trees that stretch into the sky, ...

The Real Cost of a Cheap Pineapple from Costa Rica

In stores and supermarkets in North America and Europe, you can buy a pineapple for just a couple of dollars. ...

How are sloths affected by desertification and drought?

As a child, upon hearing that there is an increase in “desertification” worldwide I probably would have been overjoyed, imagining ...

Helping Sloths By Helping Dogs

Saving sloths by sterilizing dogs What do these two have in common?   You might find them both featured in ...

Social distancing: learning from sloths

It is an unnerving time. The world watches with baited breath as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread and social ...

World Wildlife Day: why do we celebrate this day

World Wildlife Day A Day to Celebrate! World Wildlife Day is the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife. ...

Love and Respect for Sloths

Do you ever smile when you are anxious? Laugh when you feel uncomfortable? Often, our external appearances can be deceiving. ...

The Wildlife Selfie Problem

Animals all over the world are being exploited for hands-on wildlife encounters. We might think that a photo of us ...

Sloth Problems (and how to solve them)

Here we detail the 7 biggest threats to wild sloth populations and explain what we are doing to help. In all ...

New Sloth Crossing Wildlife Bridges

This month we are delighted to have installed 2 new Sloth Crossing wildlife bridges in the South Caribbean region of Costa ...

Sloths need more than just Cecropia for survival

Sloths need more than just Cecropia for survival Why do scientists sometimes feel the need to jump to extra conclusions, ...

Sloths and Palm Oil: how can you help?

The world is waking up to the palm oil crisis that has driven orangutans to the brink of extinction, but ...

Is Costa Rica really the best place in the world to see sloths?

If you want to see sloths in the wild, a quick google search will definitively point you in the direction ...

Why did the sloth cross the road?

Why did the sloth cross the road? For many species, the construction of a road slicing through the forest is ...

CALL TO ACTION – the sloth “sanctuary” of Oregon

A recent media splash advertising “sloth sleepovers” has drawn our attention to the alleged “Sloth Sanctuary” in Portland, Oregon. While ...

Sloth Conservation: “Be the change you want to see in the world”

Sloth populations across South and Central America, like many other animals, are under threat from unprecedented levels of habitat loss.

Why Sloths Do Not Make Good Pets

A while ago, the internet went crazy over the story of a five-month-old baby girl and her best friend: a ...

Sloth Fun

Why are sloths one of the cutest animals in the world?

Why are sloths so darn cute? Is it the little button eyes, the round, fuzzy head, or perhaps the adorable ...

How do I love thee?

How do I love thee? Supporters, how do I love thee? Oh, let me count the ways! I love your ...

Kokomo

Off the Caribbean breeze, there’s a sloth called Kokomo He’s where we wanna go, to get away from ...

2021 best sloth memes

Some experts consider memes an important form of communication. No doubt you also know someone who speaks in memes (millennials, ...

Top sloth blogs from 2021

It’s the end of the year again—time to reflect, reorganize, and recap the best of 2021. So here are ...

Holiday Sloths Memes

Which holiday sloth are you? Aahhhh the holidays…. No matter how you celebrate, or what your relatives’ personal drama is, ...

This is Sloth Tracking: a Spooky Poem

  Boys and girls of every age, Wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you ...

Arislothl & Slothocles: Taking Things Philosophically

Arislothl & Slothocles: Taking Things Philosophically GREAT excitement has followed my discovery, in an attic clean-out at Beachcomber Towers, of ...

Sloths in the museum

Recently we visited Costa Rica's La Salle Museum of Natural History, located in the capital, San José. With over 65,000 specimens ...

Dear sloth lovers: We love You!

At its heart, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show appreciation for our loved ones. Showering our significant others ...

The true stories behind these famous baby sloth photos

With a following rivaling that of the Kardashians, these baby sloths will never know just how famous they have become. ...

Slothoween and Things that Go Bump in the Night

When you think of Halloween, sloths may not be the first creatures that come to mind. These "serial chillers" may ...

Spooky Sloth Stories For Halloween!

Spooky Sloth stories for Halloween! If iconic villains were replaced with sloths... To celebrate the end of October we have ...

Celebrating International Sloth Day!

Taking a lazy day to stay in your PJs seems like a fitting way to celebrate the world's slowest moving ...

The HANG IN THERE Challenge

Let's be honest - 2020 is turning out to be an extra-ordinary year for all of the wrong reasons. It has ...

Love avocados? Thank the Giant ground sloths!

Love avocados? Thank the giant ground sloths! Did you know that we can thank giant ground sloths for the avocados ...

Book Lovers Day! Our 20 favorite nature and animal books

Thank goodness for books! Especially in recent times they have become even more treasured and there's so much we can ...

June on our Social Media

3 June - World Bicycle Day In this picture you can see our Connected Gardens Project manager, Patricio, riding his bike ...

What do you call a Group of Sloths?

You have probably heard of a murder of crows. What about a parliament of owls? A shrewdness of apes? A ...

Sloth Myths: 11 Things You Think You Know About Sloths

Myths About Sloths Although there are tons of sloth myths on the internet coming from self-appointed sloth experts, there are ...

Game of Sloths

This month we decided to combine our love of sloths with our love of Game of Thrones: Introducing the Game ...

Responsible Tourism

What to do in Sloth Paradise: 15 Top Activities in the South Caribbean of Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca: the beach town where the dress code is a bathing suit and flip-flops and no one ...

What you need to know about the South Caribbean of Costa Rica

“Limón has its own identity,” said Markus Brown, whose family has lived in Punta Uva, one of the most ...

How to be a responsible traveler?

Responsible travel is not only caring about nature and the ecosystem, it is about being socially and culturally aware, understanding ...

Sloths in the museum

Recently we visited Costa Rica's La Salle Museum of Natural History, located in the capital, San José. With over 65,000 specimens ...

Sloth-friendly tourism: How to help sloths while traveling

When it comes to tourism, sloths often get the short end of the stick. Sloths are at the top of ...

Sloth Encounter Experiences: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Sloth Encounter Experiences Are you thinking about booking a sloth encounter experience at a zoo or rescue center? Before you ...

The Ultimate Sloth Selfie Code

Would you like to have your photograph taken with a sloth? A sloth selfie for social media? When considering a ...

Social distancing: learning from sloths

It is an unnerving time. The world watches with baited breath as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread and social ...

Love and Respect for Sloths

Do you ever smile when you are anxious? Laugh when you feel uncomfortable? Often, our external appearances can be deceiving. ...

The Wildlife Selfie Problem

Animals all over the world are being exploited for hands-on wildlife encounters. We might think that a photo of us ...

Tourism, selfies and animals: are you travelling responsibly?

Tourism, selfies, and animals: are you traveling responsibly? The tourism industry is a huge business. By 2020 it is estimated that 1.5 ...

Don’t Stress the Sloths – a guide to responsible tourism

We are so excited to launch our latest campaign in 2019 - how to enjoy sloths without stressing them out, a ...

Is Costa Rica really the best place in the world to see sloths?

If you want to see sloths in the wild, a quick google search will definitively point you in the direction ...

CALL TO ACTION – the sloth “sanctuary” of Oregon

A recent media splash advertising “sloth sleepovers” has drawn our attention to the alleged “Sloth Sanctuary” in Portland, Oregon. While ...

Why Sloths Do Not Make Good Pets

A while ago, the internet went crazy over the story of a five-month-old baby girl and her best friend: a ...

Tales from the Jungle

Tales from the Jungle: June 2022

Urban Sloth Project update We are very pleased to announce that we managed to get our routine health check done ...

Tales From the Jungle: May 2022

As we put nearly half the year behind us (holy cow, where is 2022 going?) we have so much great news ...

Tales from the Jungle: April 2022

Happy April everyone! We hope you survived any April Fools pranks from the beginning of the month, had a happy ...

Tales From the Jungle: March 2022

Biggest news! We are very proud to announce that the Founder and Executive Director of SloCo, Dr. Rebecca Cliffe, is ...

Tales from the Jungle: February, Sloth Love Month

Tales from the Jungle: February, Sloth Love Month February is the month for love. And here at SloCo, we have ...

Tales from the Jungle: January & February 2022

Tales from the Jungle: January & February 2022 December is usually a month where SloCo runs lean and much of our ...

Tales from the Jungle: December updates!

Happy December everyone! Wait, how is it December already? The final months of the year sneak up on us here ...

Tales From the Jungle: Slothober

What a wild month we’ve had! We got it through Slothtober with flying colors and even hosted the first-ever ...

Tales from the Jungle: July 2021

July is always an eventful month for Team Sloth, but we weren't prepared for what was lurking around the corner ...

Tales from the Jungle: June 2021

Tales From the Jungle: June 2021 A month to remember... June has been an emotional rollercoaster for Team Sloth. We sadly ...

Tales from the Jungle: May Update!

Dogs, Goats, and Missing Sloths Team Sloth have been the opposite of slothful this month - we have been chasing ...

Tales from the Jungle: April 2021

A Month of Highs and Lows I need to start by sharing with you some sad news. If you follow ...

Tales from the Jungle: March 2021

Tales From the Jungle: March 2021 While we talk a lot about transparency as a non-profit organization, we tend to only ...

Tales From the Jungle: February 2021

  New Year, New Goals... New Sloths!  After waving goodbye to 2020, we have jumped into 2021 with renewed energy and vigor ...

Annual Reports

We understand that it is important for you to know that your donations are being used in the most effective ...

Tales from the Jungle: News and Updates!

Tales from the Jungle: News and updates! I can't believe it is already the end of August! The dwindling days ...

July on our Social Media

July 1 - Plastic-free month To start off #plasticfreejuly, we will be giving away a free tote bag with every physical ...

Tales from the jungle: June News!

Tales from the Jungle: June News! The new sloth conservation headquarters (HQ) and tree nursery! Located in Playa Negra, Puerto ...

Getting to know Team Sloth: Meet Patricio (a.k.a. Pato)!

This month we would like to introduce you to Patricio Silfeni; chief agronomist and manager of the Connected Gardens project. ...

June on our Social Media

3 June - World Bicycle Day In this picture you can see our Connected Gardens Project manager, Patricio, riding his bike ...

MAY on our Social Media

1-Worker´s day May Day, May Day! Today is also known as International Workers' Day, and we want to say ...

Tales from the Jungle: May

Tales From the Jungle: May Somehow we are almost half-way through 2020 - a year that is turning out to be ...

April on our Social Media

April 15 - World Art day Today is World Art Day and we want YOU to get creative! Upload photos of ...

Tales from the Jungle: April

At times like these, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the fear and uncertainty of everything. One ...

Getting to know Team Sloth: Meet Ceci!

  What originally led you to the conservation field? "I’ve always been passionate about wildlife ever since I was ...

March On Our Social Media

World Wildlife Day - March 3rd Happy #WorldWildlifeDay  the theme this year is "sustaining all life on Earth". All species ...

How is coronavirus affecting sloths?

Are you hanging in there?   It's a bright, sunny morning in Costa Rica and we are all quarantined inside ...

Thank You For A Phenomenal Year

Thank you for a phenomenal year We have had a phenomenal year at The Sloth Conservation Foundation and our success ...

Update: Sloth Research, Conservation and Life in the Slow Lane

2017 has been an eventful year so far with new sloth research as well as the launch of our coffee-table book ...

Sloth-Friendly Living

Canine Training To Prevent Attacks On Sloths and Wildlife

Canine Training To Prevent Attacks On Sloths and Wildlife Certain wild animals, such as our sweet sloths, are slow-moving and ...

Sloth-friendly tourism: How to help sloths while traveling

When it comes to tourism, sloths often get the short end of the stick. Sloths are at the top of ...

How sloths and people benefit from a plastic-free future

You may have heard of or remember a time when milk was delivered in glass bottles to your doorstep. In ...

The Real Cost of a Cheap Pineapple from Costa Rica

In stores and supermarkets in North America and Europe, you can buy a pineapple for just a couple of dollars. ...

How are sloths affected by desertification and drought?

As a child, upon hearing that there is an increase in “desertification” worldwide I probably would have been overjoyed, imagining ...

World Wildlife Day: why do we celebrate this day

World Wildlife Day A Day to Celebrate! World Wildlife Day is the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife. ...

Working With Nature

Natural rhythms Many people are drawn to Costa Rica for its “Pura Vida” lifestyle (literally translating as ‘Pure Life’); a ...

7 ways you can help sloths today!

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” We ...

Eating Green to Save Sloths: Why Your Diet Matters

Why your diet matters Have you ever considered that what you choose to eat each day has a direct impact ...

Sloths and Palm Oil: how can you help?

The world is waking up to the palm oil crisis that has driven orangutans to the brink of extinction, but ...

Is Costa Rica really the best place in the world to see sloths?

If you want to see sloths in the wild, a quick google search will definitively point you in the direction ...

SloCo Team

Tortuguero: Wildlife bridges, castration clinics, and more!

Last year Team Sloth were thrilled to receive an invite to visit the Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean Coast ...

Annual Reports

We understand that it is important for you to know that your donations are being used in the most effective ...

Getting to know Team Sloth: Meet Amelia!

Amelia Symeou is SloCo’s Ecology Coordinator. She is currently leading the Urban Sloth Project and tracking sloths every day. ...

Celebrating International Day of the Girl with Team Sloth

October 11th is International Day of the Girl. This is a day to recognize the issues that girls face globally ...

The dog days (are never over): Why caring for dogs helps sloths

Happy International Dog day everyone! While there seems to be a day for quite literally everything right now, a day ...

Behind The Scenes With Sloth Photographer Suzi Eszterhas!

Behind The Scenes With Sloth Photographer Suzi Eszterhas! To be a wildlife photographer you need to have a lot of ...

Book Lovers Day! Our 20 favorite nature and animal books

Thank goodness for books! Especially in recent times they have become even more treasured and there's so much we can ...

News

Prehistoric Rock Art Might be Early Representations of Giant Ground Sloths 

Prehistoric Rock Art Might be Early Representations of Giant Ground Sloths In the Amazon rainforests in the country of Colombia, ...

The Origin of the National Symbol

Team Sloth contacted Jorge Carballo, the man responsible for the idea to declare sloths the national symbol for Costa Rica. ...

Tales from the Jungle: July 2021

July is always an eventful month for Team Sloth, but we weren't prepared for what was lurking around the corner ...

The Sloth: A New National Symbol for Costa Rica

National symbols are culturally created images to represent the country and preserve collective memories about these icons. Usually, these symbols ...

Tales from the Jungle: June 2021

Tales From the Jungle: June 2021 A month to remember... June has been an emotional rollercoaster for Team Sloth. We sadly ...

Tortuguero: Wildlife bridges, castration clinics, and more!

Last year Team Sloth were thrilled to receive an invite to visit the Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean Coast ...

Tales from the Jungle: May Update!

Dogs, Goats, and Missing Sloths Team Sloth have been the opposite of slothful this month - we have been chasing ...

Did humans cause the extinction of the giant ground sloths?

"We believe that human beings are mainly responsible for the extinction of megafauna in South America," said Luciano Prates and ...

The hidden “armor” found in the skin of a giant ground sloth

The hidden "armor" found in the skin of a giant ground sloth Argentinian scientists used X-rays on a 13,000-year-old sloth ...

Oh My Dog Advances!

This month we want to share with you some exciting updates about one of our favourite sloth conservation initiatives: the ...

Spay and Neuter

Canine Training To Prevent Attacks On Sloths and Wildlife

Canine Training To Prevent Attacks On Sloths and Wildlife Certain wild animals, such as our sweet sloths, are slow-moving and ...

Oh My Dog Advances!

This month we want to share with you some exciting updates about one of our favourite sloth conservation initiatives: the ...

Why Sloths Celebrate Spay Day

Today we are celebrating World Spay Day, and we have some very exciting news to share with you! Where we ...