Last month I travelled to Panama to make a short film for National Geographic about a sloth rescue organisation called APPC. The film is now ready and I’m really pleased with the result. As well as all the usual gorgeous baby sloths it shows a less cuddly side to adult sloths, which serves as a reminder why they should never be kept as pets.
Wherever you are in the world right now, it is 100 percent time for a sloth break. Adults! Babies! Dramatic rescues from foreign environs! Emotional releases back into the wild! It has absolutely everything you want in a sloth documentary, I’ve watched it three times and I can’t get enough.
Everyone’s favorite sloth videographer, Lucy Cooke, has a new book about the residents of the Avarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. Preview some of the delightful images (and get links to buy your own precious copy) at Slothville!
MORE BABY SLOTHS! That’s all I’m writing because I can’t get anything right today so I don’t want to say any more for risk of fucking up again. Except I will add that I love sloths and I’m so glad I have cable again so I can watch this. And I love cable. That’s all I’m saying.
From Lucy Cooke at slothville:
The Sunday Sloth: Mr Mom
This week I’d like you to meet Cosmo, seen here being snuggled by tiny newborn orphan Ella. Ella was only a few days old when she arrived at the sanctuary and needed another sloth to cling to. So Judy placed her with Cosmo whose success at fostering babies has earned him the nickname Mr Mom even though he’s still a baby himself. Ella loves Cosmo and when not snoozing she likes to suckle his ear for comfort and always sleeps with her arms wrapped tightly around him. Anyone else fancy a cuddle from Cosmo?
Oh. Em. Gee.