How to Bathe a Baby Sloth

Judy Avey-Arroyo grew up in Alaska where she met her globe-trotting Costa Rican husband, Luis Arroyo, in 1970. They traveled to Costa Rica to introduce Judy to his family and to his beloved country. Falling in love with the wild Caribbean coast they bought 320 acres of land along the Estrella River near Penshurt, about 30 km south of the port city of Limón. Their family and friends thought they were crazy to buy swampland, but Judy and Luis saw the potential of their little piece of paradise. In 1975 they had their land declared a “Privately-owned Biological Reserve” with the Costa Rican government. Returning to Costa Rica every school vacation, their dream summer home was completed in 1977. They never intended on devoting their lives to the elusive and threatened animals. The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica is home to more than 150 orphaned and injured sloths.

If you'd like to visit the centre and meet the sloths visit: http://www.slothsanctuary.com/stay-with-us/