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Sloth Sanctuary

Sloths are originally from North America but now are only found in Central and South America. They hang onto branches while they feast on the leaves that other animals can’t reach. Walking on the ground is difficult for them, so they spend most of their time in the trees, eating and sleeping. The only times these mammals leave their tree is to use the bathroom and to take a swim (imagine .. they are excellent swimmers!!). The Sloth Sanctuary is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and research of sloths.

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Sloth Sanctuary in Puerto Viejo

In the Sloth Sanctuary, they rescue, rehabilitate and research injured, orphaned and abandoned sloths with the goal of releasing them to their natural habitat. Those that cannot be released (disability or lack of essential survival skills) are provided with balanced nutrition, veterinary care, exercise, and socialization with other sloths. This sanctuary is located between Cahuita and Puerto Viejo. Meet the sloths during a 2- or 4-hour tour. Open Tuesday through Sunday!

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