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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Why Do Sloths Really Poop on the Ground?

Sloths are famous for their unusual and bizarre bathroom habits.

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 ...

True Facts About Sloths

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!

Did you know that we can thank giant ground sloths for the avocados we have today? Giant ground sloths were ...

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 ...

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 (Really) Didn’t Know About Sloths

8 Facts You (Really) Didn’t Know About Sloths The internet is full of ‘facts’ about sloths. You will be surprised ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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

+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 ...

Community-based Conservation

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 ...

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report A record-setting year for sloths! In 2020 the sloth community raised a record-breaking $270,000 for sloth conservation, and as a ...

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 ...

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+ ...

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

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 ...

8 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

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 (Really) Didn’t Know About Sloths

8 Facts You (Really) Didn’t Know About Sloths The internet is full of ‘facts’ about sloths. You will be surprised ...

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, ...

NEWLY PUBLISHED: sloths hanging out for a drink!

Our latest work has just been published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary....

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 (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

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!

Did you know that we can thank giant ground sloths for the avocados we have today? Giant ground sloths were ...

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

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!

Did you know that we can thank giant ground sloths for the avocados we have today? Giant ground sloths were ...

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

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: 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 ...

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report A record-setting year for sloths! In 2020 the sloth community raised a record-breaking $270,000 for sloth conservation, and as a ...

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 ...

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report A record-setting year for sloths! In 2020 the sloth community raised a record-breaking $270,000 for sloth conservation, and as a ...

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

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 ...