Have you ever seen a baby sloth? Well, you need to and fortunately we have one for you to meet. Meet B-Rad a three-toed sloth currently living at Kids Saving the Rainforest Sanctuary in Quepos, Costa Rica.
During the birthing season sloths emerge at a rate of one per day. In an effort to avoid predators sloths most often give birth in high trees, however most still do not survive for long due to their being such easy prey.
Fortunately for B-Rad, he was rescued after being abandoned, and will eventually be released back into the wild when he’s older and able to survive on his own.
Traditionally it is not a good idea to approach, let alone touch a wild baby animal, and the Kids Saving the Rainforest Sanctuary do not typically handle these animals, but will gladly make an exception to educate others.
Wildlife handling experts are always present to take prodigious care of the animals, and have a wonderful relationship with them. Just look at that smile!