The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) is a non-profit organization based in Quepos/Manuel Antonio. Its mission is to enhance the well-being and conservation of wild and captive sloths through research and education. They are also dedicated to collaborating with other sloth rehabilitation and release programs. The first phase of the partnership involves plans to re-introduce sloths, orphaned and hand-raised, back into the rainforest in the maritime zone adjoining Tulemar.
As it turns out, Tulemar is the perfect environment for reintroducing sloths to the wild, with excellent food sources and an abundant wild sloth population. An absence of electrical wires, a strict “no dogs and cats” policy, and Tulemar’s commitment to dedicating this land to conservation make this the perfect place for TSI.
TCI has been working to rescue and rehabilitate sloths since 2013. It’s a process that takes time (of course) as sloths don’t do anything quickly, and adapting to new environments and learning the skills to survive is no different.