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Slothy Sunday: Returning home
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Returning home

Natalie Brown / The Sloth Institute - July 28, 2019

It was a leap of faith that led me to Costa Rica to work with sloths. Little did I know that six sweet and very special creatures…

Slothy Sunday: The pause of relief
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: The pause of relief

Denise Gillen / Toucan Rescue Ranch - June 30, 2019

We all know that wonderful feeling when we arrive at our destination and find the nearest bathroom. Many times, we throw our heads back and give a…

Slothy Sunday: Saving sloths together
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Saving sloths together

Sam Trull / Co-Founder and Director of The Sloth Institute - June 23, 2019

The first time I met Leslie Howle, the founder of Toucan Rescue Ranch, we were at a wildlife conference in San José five years ago. Leslie had…

Slothy Sunday: Overcoming adversity
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Overcoming adversity

Denise Gillen / Toucan Rescue Ranch - June 2, 2019

We here at the Toucan Rescue Ranch receive many baby sloths for a variety of reasons. All of them are orphans who have either lost their mothers…

Slothy Sunday: The Rescue of Volcano Girl (AKA Anise) a two-fingered sloth
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Slothy Sunday: The Rescue of Volcano Girl (AKA Anise) a two-fingered sloth

The Toucan Rescue Ranch - May 5, 2019

Last December, we received a call from MINAE informing us that they were bringing us an orphaned sloth. It had been found lying in a stream high…

Slothy Sunday: High-tech backpacks key to saving baby sloths
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: High-tech backpacks key to saving baby sloths

The Tico Times - April 7, 2019

Long before a teary-eyed Kristen Bellprofessed her love for sloths on daytime television, catapulting the slow-moving creature into Internet superstardom, the sloth may have been one of…

Slothy Sunday: The death grip
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Slothy Sunday: The death grip

The Tico Times - March 24, 2019

With their long claws and strong muscles, sloths have a powerful grip. Their bodies are so conditioned to hanging from branches that dead sloths have been found…

Slothy Sunday: Slow movement, slow metabolism
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Slow movement, slow metabolism

The Tico Times - March 10, 2019

Sloths aren't known for moving fast, but their metabolism is also pretty slow. It can take a sloth up to 30 days to digest one leaf. In…

Slothy Sundays: Keeping an eye out
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Slothy Sundays: Keeping an eye out

The Tico Times - February 10, 2019

Did you know that sloths can turn their heads almost all the way around? A sloth can turn its head up to 270 degrees, looking almost completely…

Costa Rica
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Dec. 24, 2018

Alexander Villegas - December 24, 2018

It's Christmastime in Costa Rica. 🎄🇨🇷🎄 In this special weekly digest, we talk about some end-of-year Costa Rican traditions and introduce you to the newest Tico Times family…

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