With our rainforest setting, Tulemar Resort-Hotel is the perfect destination to see wild sloths. Since 2015, we’ve partnered with The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) to improve the welfare and conservation of sloths through research and education.
Although not open to the public, TSI is right on our grounds. We schedule daily Sloth Walks through our property with experienced guides to observe sloths.
Our partnership with TSI has been instrumental in reintroducing orphaned and hand-raised sloths into the surrounding ecosystem.
Want to See Sloths at Tulemar Resort Hotel?
As a part of TSI’s sloth research program, we often have Team Sloth members walking around various locations within Tulemar day and night in search of and observing wild and released sloths.
Come on this 1-2 hour guided hike and observe the sloths and many more animals around the resort!
The Fundamentals of Conservation
To date, TSI has rescued 400 sloths, with a success rate of 90% returned to the wild.
While some rescued sloths are quickly released, others require up to a year of rehabilitation and attend “Sloth School”.
The ultimate goal is to return sloths to their natural habitat, which is crucial for preservation.
TSI collaborates with conservationists and scientists focusing on the behaviour and welfare of wild and captive sloths.
1. Sloths sleep a lot, up to 20 hours every day! Sloths have a slow metabolism, so their best defence is sleep. The average sloth only travels 41 yards per day.
2. Sloths are one of the world’s slowest animals, even slower than snails. Their adaptations for energy conservation also make them less agile; they can’t flee from predators as quickly as other animals, but they can swim!
3. Sloths have an unusual dietary habit of consuming algae that grow on their fur and have a symbiotic relationship with moths and beetles that live in their fur. The algae also provide camouflage for sloths.
4. Hang 10…or 20. Sloths are the ultimate upside-down experts, with specialized tendons that allow them to hang effortlessly. They don’t get dizzy as their organs are uniquely fixed in place to prevent any disorientation.
5. Just keep smiling…Despite their poor eyesight and unique dental structures, sloths are known for their distinctive facial features, which give the appearance of a permanent smile.
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100% OF DONATIONS GO TOWARDS REHABILITATING THE SLOTHS AND RAINFOREST
Your gift of any amount means so much to the rescued sloths at The Sloth Institute who rely on your support. Your contribution is deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor.
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