Sloth Conservation in Costa Rica

Today I visited my old friends Judy and Luis Arroyo at Aviarios del Caribe, a wonderful rescue and research centre for injured and orphaned sloths on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Over the past 12 years or so I have seen the centre grow considerably and the important work they do increase on a huge scale. It is an absolutely fantastic place and the commitment of Judy and Luis to helping these wonderful creatures never fails to amaze me. The facilities at Aviarios are now really excellent and Judy kindly showed me around the new sloth medical centre, nursery, and the quarters for all the animals. In recent years a fabulous education unit has also been purpose built to educate visitors and locals about sloths and the importance of  helping rather than harming them. Aviarios still needs all the support it can get to help fulfill its mission and I was particularly interested and pleased to hear that a super volunteer programme has now been set up. Whilst supporting this worthy cause, this initiative also provides a great opportunity for people to get experience working with these amazing animals. Anyone interested in hearing more about Aviarios or offering some valuable support check out :   http://www.slothrescue.org/

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