The cutest images of sloths in Costa Rica were captured by the American photographer and conservationist Sam Trull, who came to the country to help improve the conditions of these animals.
The photographs, replicated by National Geographic, are accompanied by a report published this month on the work the photographer has done in Costa Rica on behalf of the sloths.
The 6 species that live in Central and South America are threatened or in decline due to people invading their habitat. Sam Trull has spent several years documenting these tree inhabitants,”
Prior to arriving in the country, Trull collaborated with Baby Sloth Orphanage and Rescue Center, located in Panama, and made conservation work in Africa.
My main motivation was to educate people about sloths, because there is a lot of misinformation. I heard some of the craziest things about them, like they do not get stressed. That’s not true. Perhaps that is why, the sloths do not get much respect,”
said the photographer.
Trull created The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica. It is not a sanctuary or a refuge, but a center dedicated to conservation.
We started a research on sloths’ behavior in the wild. Basically, we collect all the information we can to learn to see them in a more positive way, “
said the woman.