There’s A Sloth Institute Which Looks After Baby Sloths That Lost Their Moms

“Those industries steal sloths from the wild for tourists to touch and the sloths die from stress”

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“For a sloth living near humans just trimming a tree can lead to death, let alone actually cutting an entire tree down”

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“In addition, humans come with electric wires, cars, dogs…”

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“…all things that affect every wildlife species, but especially sloths that do not have the ability to jump away from danger or run quickly across the road”

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“People can help by being responsible tourists”

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“When visiting a country with sloths, never pay to take a picture with one, hold one or pet one”

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“How can *you* not be drawn to species that just want to eat their leaves, relax in the sunshine and the breeze and have a good scratch?!”

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“In addition, they have a very curious and playful side, something most people have never and will never see”

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