Sponsor a Sloth!
Symbolically adopt a sloth in our Sanctuary!
You can help give a better life to unreleasable sloths in our Sanctuary and a better chance of healthy recovery & release to our rescued sloths in our Nursery or Rehabilitation Center.
Babies and juvenile sloths are one of the most frequent of animal species we receive at the wildlife clinic.
The current rehab cages need to be expanded, so that they are sufficiently large & natural enough to provide the very best learning environment. A weaned orphaned sloth needs a chance to grow into an independent sloth before facing the dangers of the wild on their own. The small rehab cages were designed for short-term residents, (wild adult animals brought in as a result of electrocutions, dog attacks, etc.) not for long-term residents like orphaned sloths.
For 3-fingered sloths, they can take about 1 year to grow up, and for 2-fingered sloths, they can take up to 2 years to be ready for independence!
Our last stage 'open' enclosure, (the pre-release "bootcamp") is huge and natural, but it still needs improvement to truly simulate a well-forested environment where they can practice climbing through more kinds of trees
Kids Saving the Rainforest is the foremost, longest standing, legal rescue center on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica - doing rehabilitation of wounded, sick and abandoned rainforest animals.
With a full time highly skilled team of Wildlife Biologist & Regente, Yeimy Gamboa, Head Wildlife Vet, Dr.Carmen Soto, and Wildlife Nursery/Rehab Manager & Marketing Coordinator, Dani Dion, we are able to provide quality care throughout our Center along with support staff, interns and volunteers.
GPS tracking backpacks/collars, specially designed for sloths are an essential part of our Sloth Release program. Information provided by these collars will not only help KSTR keep track of the sloths to gauge their health, happiness and safety but will lend valuable information for publications and studies on setting standards for how to raise and release orphaned sloths. GPS technology is constantly developing and this is only the beginning of the kinds of studies we could do to learn more about sloth conservation.
There is so much still to discover about sloth behavior and ecology, as very little is yet known. We are always striving to learn more about the sloths in the Pacific region.
You can play a part in helping us maintain and keep this species alive - and help more sloths return to the rainforest where they belong!