You’re giving rescued baby sloths a better life

20/03/2020

With your support, orphaned and rescued sloths are being nurtured and rehabilitated to be released back into the wild where they belong. Thank you!

Each basket, or “womb,” is filled with soft blankets to resemble their mother’s fur and to provide comfort to these orphaned babies.

Here’s a happy story that was just “Menta” be. Menta was rescued from the side of a road without her mother when she was only four months old. Her name is Spanish for “mint” and how sweet life is now for this beautiful baby sloth.

Watch Menta enjoying her mealtime

Your support helps the team at AIUNAU rehabilitation centre care for Menta and other rescued, injured or orphaned sloths. Thank you.

“Sloths feel just as human babies: fear, pain, hunger. Sloths taught me that you have to respect all creatures, however different.”

– Tinka Plese, Founder and Director of AIUNAU

The closest thing to having a mum

The sloths are building their confidence in large enclosure with lots of trees. And they have access to several small shed habitats that the staff refer to as “wombs” because of the way they nurture and protect the baby sloths.

A “womb” with a view

The sides and rooves of these habitats are made from transparent Perspex in order to keep the heat in whilst also allowing the sloths to look out at the surrounding trees and become familiar with the natural environment where they belong. Each new habitat can receive four juvenile sloths, or one adult.

Menta the two-toed sloth

Each basket, or “womb,” is filled with soft blankets to resemble their mother’s fur and to provide comfort to these orphaned babies.

The Mother of all commitments

“In 1996 I was asked to look after two sloths that had been rescued and needed help and it was as if my destiny arrived with those two little lives.”

– Tinka Plese, Founder and Director of AIUNAU

Animal lovers just like you are helping to rescue and rehabilitate these vulnerable sloths. On behalf of Menta, and the other sloths at AIUNAU, thank you.