Come With Me if You Want to Cuddle

Once I get my hooks in you, you’ll never want to let go — not that I’ll let you, anyway…

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“Is he asking for an high five?” wonders Frontierofficial. Looks more like a low three, but whatevs.

Hangin’ Out In The Big C-R

“Hi CO! Love your site! Took this video at the Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo di Limon, Costa Rica this morning (The Sloth Sanctuary is down the road…I’ll go there tomorrow.) I hope you like it! BTW, no jaguars at the Jaguar Rescue Center.” -Jerri M.

Back To Costa Rica With The Furrtographer

Cuteporter Holly H. spotted this Sloth-Tacular on The Telegraph. (Well, it turns out The Furrtographer was down at the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica two years ago, but The Telly is just now on it. They must not have seen this post!) His comments are below.

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“In 2012 I was lucky to be accepted as the “artist in residence” at the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, also known as Aviarios Del Caribe. My primary goal was to take photos of the sloths, as I had never seen one in the wild or at a zoo, and was curious to find out what they were like.”

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“Over the course of my two week stay at the sanctuary I took many pictures, but also served as a volunteer alongside several other visitors from all around the world. The sanctuary has since discontinued its visitor and artist in residence program in order to focus its energies full-time on the sloths in its care, so I was extremely lucky to be able to experience the sloths up close like I did.”

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“We were able to feed them twice a day which included preparing their meals, then delivering plates of food to them inside their roomy enclosures.”

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“In the mornings after breakfast we’d take some of the younger orphaned sloths and train them to climb on a small jungle gym the sanctuary created out of large sticks.”

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“Since these sloths were without a mother to show them the ropes, they had to learn on their own, and with the help of other sloths.”

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“After some jungle gym time, we’d put the sloths back in their areas, then take a break for lunch. We’d repeat the process again in a few hours for dinner, which usually consisted of a plate of vegetables all freshly prepared by the volunteers and staff.”

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“All in all it was an amazing trip, and I got to know many of the sloths on a personal level through spending a lot of time with them over the course of two weeks. They are sweet, curious, and have very sharp claws and a few sharp teeth as well.”

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“I learned the females have a high-pitched mating call, and that most sloths only defecate about once a week at the bottom of whichever tree they are currently using for shelter.”

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“Overall it was an amazing trip, and Judy and the rest of the staff were extremely hospitable.”

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“I’d love to go back someday, and the sanctuary offers tours and lodging if you want to experience the sloths for yourself. I highly recommend it!”

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All photos by The Furrtographer/Caters.

Sloth Week Is Coming Soon

Do you like sloths? (I mean, who doesn’t? Ask Kirsten Bell.) Check this video out!

Nite Nite, Interwebs

[It's the end of a long, tuff week. I am gonna go to sleep. Nite nite, Interwebs.]

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Oh, Ya Want Some Sloth Ringtones, Eh?

Saffron commented on our Maximum Slothy Squeakage post yesterday. “I want those prosh ‘Ehn’s’ as my ringtone.”

No problem. Click the link to hear the file: to save, just right click and “Save link as” for Windows, or Control/Click on a Mac.

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[Pro Tip: If you need to convert to a different audio format for your phone, try this handy-dandy online thingy. -Ed.]

THIS JUST IN: Maximum Slothy Squeakage!!!

Cuteporter Zarina M. writes: “How can Cute Overload resist this??”

Well…….we can’t. Turn up the speakers and prepare to pass out. Face, meet desktop.

Sloth Squeak! from Lucy Cooke on Vimeo.

Don’t Worry, Don’t Hurry

Yea mon. I’m just gonna sit back here with a nice cold one, and soak up some solars.



Submitted by Dan L. Like the music? No worries, it’s here.

Slow Down, U Move Too Fast…

Got a terrif email from Cuteporter Inés M., who (I can’t believe she did this) actually took a trip to the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica.

Whoa.

She says, “Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. That place is simply…a cute epiphany. [Scurries to find out what the word means. -Ed] I live in Spain and I discovered it through Cute Overload! Thanks so much for letting the world know about the sanctuary.”

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Post title via S & G, “59th Street Bridge Song.” Video and all photos by Inés M.

Woah, Stand Back Everybody

Who just said they want to see me hang ten on a monster wave? Cuz I’ll do it.

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Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica.” -Rebecca C.

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