07 August 2020

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The place for sloths in trouble

These animals provide assistance to the ranch Toukan, which is 20 kilometers from San Jose, Costa Rica's capital.

Hoffmann's two-toed sloth - one of the two extant species of two-toed sloths. They live in the forests of Central and South America, and most of the time hanging on the trees upside down. They are not listed as endangered, but it does not mean that they are not in danger.

Each furry patient rehabilitation center for sloths - its history. Some were attacked by dogs or hit by a car. There are those that mistreated people, trying to turn into a pet sloth.

- One of the slothful, he is now with us, literally torn from the mother, pulling strongly for the legs. As a result, the animal damaged thigh muscle. Sloth in great pain and could not move, - said the co-founder of the rehabilitation center of Leslie Hole.

Ranch work not only veterinarians, but also volunteers. They care about the diet of patients are taught to climb trees, eat leaves and find a suitable place to sleep. human touch are reduced to a minimum to avoid attachment. The main task of the center - to prepare the animals for survival in the wild. Since 2007, the ranch Toukan, working closely with the Ministry of Environment, to unleash more than 100 two-toed and three-toed sloths, reports Euronews.

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