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Sloths possess the incredible ability to melt a human heart with a single look … this ability is especially potent in baby sloths. Sadly, despite their astounding propensity for making us love them, sloths are greatly endangered by human activity. These slow-moving creatures rely on the forest for their livelihood. Without trees to protect them from predators and provide them with food, sloths are incredibly vulnerable. As the rainforests of South America become developed, sloths are losing their homes.
Luckily, there are many organizations working to rescue orphaned or injured sloths. This video comes from Kids Saving the Rainforest wildlife sanctuary in Costa Rica. This precious little sloth baby is an orphan who was brought into the sanctuary for care.
While she might look like an angel nibbling on flower petals, she goes by the name “Monster.” Allegedly, she was a bit of a terror on her first night in the sanctuary … but hey, if you lost your mother and home, you’d be a little terrible too. Regardless of her behavior, we are so pleased she will be given the chance to grow and one day climb free in the wild … plus, she is freaking ADORABLE.