This Sloth Institute Takes Care Of Baby Sloths That Lost Their Mommys

While sloths look too lazy to care much about their own existence, they’re, in fact, quite vulnerable and need special care. This is why Sam Trull,  also known as The Mother of Sloths, co-founded The Sloth Institute located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica where she helps to rehabilitate and ultimately release rescue sloths back into the wild.

“Baby sloths get orphaned from their mothers when they are anywhere from a few hours old to a few months old,” Trull told Upworthy. “There isn’t always an obvious reason why they have been orphaned, but being in such a highly degraded environment it is likely always caused from human presence.”