Baby Sloth Sanctuary In Costa Rica: The Cute Show





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Published on Oct 26, 2011

As soon as I heard about the Aviarios Del Caribe sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica I knew it would be perfect for the Cute Show. It's the world's only sloth orphanage, home to over a hundred very sleepy urchins whose lives have been saved by legendary sloth whisperer Judy Arroyo.

Sloths are fantastically weird animals, the junkies of the jungle who seem to spend their lives either nodding off or scratching and occasionally eating a bean or two before drifting back to what looks like a blissful sleep.

The babies are especially helpless and comical and I fell in love with them immediately. So I cut a few choice clips together to show my old colleague VBS UK producer Vida Toombs and Cute Show creator Amy Kellner and posted the video on my Vimeo page. To my surprise the clip went viral and was watched by a million people in a week. Clearly I was not alone in thinking that these animals had super squee powers. So here is my Cute Show about the sloths, the perfect prelude to a sneaky daytime nap.

If you fall for these animals like I did then you can join the sanctuary's volunteer programme. Trainee sloth wranglers get to feed the sloths and help exercise and potty train the babies. The sanctuary runs on donations and voluntary help so you can do your bit by helping these vulnerable creatures whose jungle home is being slowly destroyed by pesticides, sold off to US real estate agencies and sliced up by roads and power lines.

Here are some links:
Sloth Sanctuary: www.slothrescue.org
My Vimeo page: http://vimeo.com/11712103

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Wise Sloth
What is the exact address for this sanctuary? I need a wife and Delilah is looking damn fine.
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36, Limón Province, Costa Rica
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Jack Tucker
WHAT THE F THESE SLOTHS ARE FKING ADORABLE. I'm a 21 year old man. These things have single handedly turned me into a squealing twelve year old girl
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Elliott Chyi
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ivy Strauss
When humans aren't around, sloths smoke weed, that's a fact
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Maddy And Kelsey
Zack Attack Hi
takes em a day to roll up.....worth it tho.
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Benjamin Trillado
I bet ya sloths are really fast and are just messing with everyone.
Marcus Bones
Little Prankster Sonics. Sonic The Sloth, now there's a comic I can get behind!
Colin Smith
This place is a disaster and its management are monsters. Fuck these people. https://www.thedodo.com/sloths-sanctuary-nightmare-1807794384.html
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The Most Interesting Man in the World
You can't really take the word of one person, especially after they've been fired.
Colin Smith|| what the fucking hell? how can these people be human? i fucking cant stand this shit.
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Drax the Literalist
"What do you call a three-humped camel?" "Pregnant!" ..... .... ..... ........"HA......................Haa.............Haa"
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Jenny Beamish
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0:35 smoke everyday
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lol smoke weed everyday...
yung tuols
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sloths look like their stoned. 
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Finlay Norris
+ThePhobiaCrew by the look of their baby stoner face, a lot of powerful herbs,,,,,,,,,,,
all they eat is them leaves and all they smoke is them herbs.
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lmao sid the sloth looks like a true stoner
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John Jones
+Squishable “Squishy” Sloth but a friend with gold is the best I'm told
Squishable Sloth
A friend with weed is a friend indeed!
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Vlad Kovtun
Are you really sure that this is true?
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