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The Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary cares for injured and orphaned sloths in Costa Rica. They also lead sloth education efforts to improve the plight of wild sloths. From time to time, they even have a captive birth, including this baby three-toed sloth called a bradypus or pale-throated sloth. 

At 2 days old, the baby bradypus weighed just 425 grams or 15 ounces!

Baby Bradypus Sloth 1

Baby Bradypus Sloth Sleeping 2

Here the little guy tries to get a taste of what mom is eating.
Baby Bradypus Sloth Licking Mom 3

At two weeks he has packed on the pounds, or pound rather, weighing 475 grams or just over 1 lb. 
Baby Bradypus Sloth 4

Baby Bradypus Sloth 5

You can help the Sloth Sanctuary by adopting a sloth, purchasing items on their wishlist, or even visiting next time you are in the neighborhood in Costa Rica.