There’s A ‘Sloth Institute’ Which Looks After Baby Sloths That Lost Their Moms – Design You Trust

There’s A ‘Sloth Institute’ Which Looks After Baby Sloths That Lost Their Moms

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Founded in 2014 by Wildlife conservationist Sam Trull, the Sloth Institute Costa Rica has been rescuing baby sloths and giving them a new chance at life! The institute acts as an orphanage for baby sloths who are unable to learn primary survival skills after losing their moms.

h/t: sobadsogood, upworthy, tsf, omeleto

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In order to equip the babies with the skills they need to succeed in life, Trull has developed a “soft-release method”. The method involves leaving their cage doors open and allowing them to roam until they reach full independence.

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“The goal is that they eventually spend more and more time outside the cage and more and more time eating wild foods until they are 100% wild,” Trull explains.

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