Click here to learn more.
Slowly but surely a rehabilitation center in Costa Rica is helping a population of vulnerable sloths, the world's slowest mammals.
Since 1991, Judy and Luis Arroyo have cared for the at-risk creatures, including orphaned babies whose mothers died in the jungle. Their first rescue was a young, three-toed sloth named Buttercup who couldn't return to the wild, but who thrived at their sanctuary, located in the coastal city of Limón.
According to Today, recent urban development has further disrupted the natural habitat of local sloths, sometimes resulting in severe electrocution and the need to amputate fingers. In this video, Judy Arroyo discusses her rescue, research and rehabilitation work with the much-loved species.
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank you for subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
Romo, who earned the nickname “The
King of Adams Morgan,” is leaving his
neighborhood and moving to Virginia.
April Doidge reunited with 2-year-old
Chanel after her car was stolen a
few weeks ago with the dog inside.
We had 266 veterinary professionals vote
for the smartest dog breeds. Do you think
they earned an A with their…
Dr. Andy Roark tries to warm his cat up to
the idea of a second cat with promises of
new litterboxes, pheromones and…
Manatees risk losing their endangered
status — and one organization needs
your help to prevent that from happening.
Known for his foxlike appearance, it's no surprise that the charming Shiba Inu is one of Japan's most popular dogs.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.