Cute Baby Sloths Learn To Climb


00:12
COMM: Using rocking chairs to mimic the motional trees. These rescued baby sloths are learning
how to climb. 00:24
The Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica is a sanctuary for all wild animals but they specialise
in rescuing and rehabilitating birds and sloths. Releasing them back into the world once they
are able to survive. 00:38
LUCY: So the sloths in the video were rescued. They were found as babies, orphans. Their
mothers were either killed by dogs or hit by cars. So, they are now being cared for
by Leslie who runs the Toucan Rescue Ranch. 00:51
COMM: Lucy Cooke is a zoologist, writer, broadcaster and photographer who worked extensively with
sloths. Making documentaries, writing books, running the sloth appreciation society and
producing a sloth calendar every year. 01:06
LUCY: So I was out in Coast Rica taking photos for my sloth calendar and I was particularly
charmed by the Toucan Rescue Ranch and this kind of novel method that they have for teaching
sloths how to climb. It’s very important if you are sloth that you know how to climb
a tree, it is pretty fundamental to being a sloth in fact. If she puts the sloths during
the day on her veranda on rocking chairs and then they climb up the rocking chair and they
learn how to climb and the rocking chair stops rocking and moving and that’s why it’s
such a brilliant way to teach them how to climb because it mimics the movement of a
tree. So it gets them used to something that’s not entirely stable. 01:47
COMM: During her stay Lucy has come to know the baby sloths and their personalities. They
are two bradypus sloths, they are the 3 fingered sloths. And they are both sort of five or
six months old. There is Marley who is named after Bob ‘cause he is such a little mellow
little baby sloth. And there is Bella. And Marley in particular has a bit of a cunning
trick that he does when he is on the rocking chair. So all the other sloths sort of climb
to the top or clamber around. But Marley climbs to the bottom of the rocking chair and rocks
himself to sleep down there. So, he is not really doing a whole lot of exercise, he is
doing a lot more resting. And then there is also Mocha and Latte. And they are two toed
sloths. Mocha is an extraordinary sloth because he just looks like a fuzzy bear. I mean he
is sort of insanely cute. And what’s interesting is he is really aggressive. And so he and
Latte are just fighting all the time. And there is a lot of people out there who quite
like to have a sloth as a pet and you really wouldn’t want to have one as a pet because
Mocha for instance looks really cute but he is really aggressive and he likes to bite.
So yeah, it is not appropriate. 03:08
LUCY: As a zoologist I like their eccentric biology but I think you cannot resist an animal
that was born to hug and has a natural smile.

100 thoughts on “Cute Baby Sloths Learn To Climb

  1. Sloths are you favorite animal I wish I had one but I can’t I’m in America but I wish it would’ve be cool to have your favorite animal

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  4. How do I get a sloth calleder? Sloths are cool. My mother often said my spirit animal was a sloth! Yes she did!!

  5. really cute. pointed out to a friend how much his face looks like a sloth's face. He didn't believe me until I sent a video. He just cracked up laughing because he DOES look like a sloth. We all resemble animals. He has 3 sons, 2 moms. A grizzly, a horse. A weasel, half brother. Endless choices. Match the look maybe the personality too. He isn't slow like a sloth but he sure resembles their faces. cute.

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  7. The Toucan Rescue Ranch is a fantastic sanctuary doing alot of great work. Please donate a few bucks to their organization if you can..your donation could be the difference in saving one of these adorable sloths.

  8. If I would come home and he would be there I would freak out thinking it is an alien. Then we would become friends and rest

  9. Absolutely adorable video! I found sloth videos by sheer accident. Their eyes and noses make them adorable. In two seconds I was hooked!

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