Watch: A Visit to the World’s Only Sloth Orphanage

Meet the sloths from Amphibian Avenger on Vimeo.

The videographer writes: "I filmed this at the Aviaros del Caribe sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica – the world's only sloth orphanage. Baby 2 and 3 toed sloths, whose mother's have either been run over or zapped by power lines, are brought to the centre to be cared for by sloth whisperer Judy Arroyo."


  1. says

    “sloth whisperer”

    ROFLMAO!!!! I was wondering who was whispering in my ear all week-end long!

    That made my Monday morning. Thank you.

  2. E. says

    Fantastically cute! Thank you for posting this, Andy. I’m feeling kind of done with humans lately–think I’m going to head down to Costa Rica and hang out with the sloths.

  3. Lisa says

    Can’t see the video (I’m at work) but the picture was enough to make me smile. Can’t wait to go home and watch. Thanks Andy.

  4. Alex says

    I volunteered here while living in Costa Rica during college.. Judy and Luis Arroyo are amazing in terms of what they do for Sloths and other injured animals in the Carribean region. If anyone is In Cr you can stop by for a tour, make a donation or stay at their bed and breakfast. Its definitely something you wont forget!

  5. E. says

    FYI, I just checked out their website and one can donate and adpot a sloth. Seems like they are doing really great work!

  6. Hannah says

    I was wondering if you guys offer jobs???? I need to know the location how old i have to be and do i have to go to college for it??? I am right now to young but i ether like to work with an animal orphanage or be a photographer. so if i cant get a job with you guys I can take pictures for you please reply…..