Rescuers Reunite Baby Sloth and Mom Using Audio Recordings

Published 26 May 2018, 10:34 BST
Rescuers Reunite Baby Sloth and Mom Using Audio Recordings

This baby three-toed sloth was found crying on a Costa Rica beach, separated from its mother. A tourist brought the tiny animal to the Jaguar Rescue Centre, and a team searched for the mother… with no success. The rescuers recorded the sounds of the baby’s cries, and played back the sounds over a handheld speaker.

Finally, a female sloth emerged from a tree canopy in response to the recorded cries. The infant was lifted up to the female, and the apparent mother used her keen sense of smell to identify her baby. While the two sloths began to slowly nuzzle, Jaguar Rescue Centre onlookers celebrated the reunion.

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