The health of sloth populations is wholly dependent on the health of tropical rain forests. But tropical rain forests are at risk of deforestation. Without an abundance of trees, sloths will lose their shelter and food source. When sloths come to the forest floor—which they do once a week to relieve themselves—they are more exposed to predators and can do little to fend them off. [1]

The Sloth Institute Costa Rica is a small, not-for-profit organisation based in Manuel Antonio, close to Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sloths. It often takes in orphaned or injured sloths, which require care. Through the work of the team, the sloths are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. [2]

@sloth.tag started off by a sloth’s lover, Lora and eventually it gained enough attention for her to start a website dedicated to her favorite animal and to help create awareness about Sloths. Part of the profit of the website will go into organizations such as Sloth Sanctuary Costa Rica and The Sloth Conservation Foundation.

Thank you for the support and help us create a better world for the Sloths.

1. Sloth. (n.d.). Retrieved January 20, 2020, from https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sloth

2. The Sloth Institute Costa Rica. (2019, October 15). Retrieved January 20, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sloth_Institute_Costa_Rica