Sloth Release

two toed sloth
two toed sloth

Eva is a two toed sloth, Choloepus hoffmanni. She arrived in March, 2019, approximately six months old. A local resident turned her in, after killing her mother for food. His family had wanted to keep her as a pet and were trying to feed her bread and milk. Because of the lack of appropriate care, she became ill.

When she arrived, she had a swollen belly (timpanism) and looked quite bad. Our caretakers placed her on rehydration liquids, and a special milk mixture, and she progressed quite well. She was completely rehabilitated, so we released her and now she enjoys her days eating in the trees and watching the beautiful nature around RAREC.

three toed sloth

Osita is a three toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus, she was saved by a group of students from the Peruvian University of the Amazon, who were interns in January 2020. They knew that she was a family’s pet in Iquitos city, this family was looking for a place to take her because she looked very sick.

The students were able to save her, bringing her to RAREC where she was administered the fluids and medicines necessary to stop the tympanism from which she was already suffering. Osita recovered favorably with the care of the staff and volunteers, and was released and lives in the rainforest.

feeding a sloth with a syringe

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