We nurture distressed and wayward sloths back to health and then release them back into their natural environment.
We do not keep sloths in captivity or run some kind of commercial sloth zoo like some other organizations in Central America. We only rescue, rehabilitate and release them back into their habitat. Sometimes these little guys just need a little help and we are here to provide it. There is no other organization to help sloths in this area of Panama.
This project started after rescuing a sloth from a group of school children who had surrounded him and were throwing stones at him. A part of our mission is to provide education in the local schools about sloths and other endangered species.
We are situated in the rain forest on the Caribbean coast of Panama, just outside of the village of Puerto Lindo and a short sail from the San Blas islands. Much of this rain forest we live in is part of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites and one of the most bio-diverse rain forests on the planet! We work closely with Portobelo Adventures who in addition to helping people study and appreciate the local flora and fauna, are deeply committed to protecting rain forest and stopping the poaching of local wildlife.
Much of the unique photography and video footage on this site has been taken by Jason from Portobelo Adventures and who has been instrumental in helping us find good locations to release sloths back into their natural habitat.
There is no other organization to help sloths in this part of Panama and we work closely with the Panamanian authorities who know they can call us when a rescue is needed.
We need funding to provide support for these wonderful creatures who so often need a helping hand.