Sunday, 19 February 2012
Saturday, 18 February 2012
With the upcoming release of the UK sloth documentary (4th March remember...) 2012 looks set to be the year of the sloth!
And we're not the only ones to notice, check this out http://www.buzzfeed.com/animals/sloths-are-so-hot-right-now-5685
This is less sloth related, but just as interesting! An eye opening new blog from my good friend Nichola Shaw on the disturbing effects of keeping intelligent and highly social marine mammals such as dolphins and Orcas in captivity. It might make you think twice before booking that trip to SeaWorld. Check it out - http://nicholashaw.blogspot.com/
Suffering massively from sloth withdrawals since being back in Manchester, I decided to make a flying visit back to the sanctuary! I could only squeeze in a quick 5 day visit but it was worth every second, and now I am back with a whole bunch of sloth sanctuary updates for you all!
First up, this little guy:
It's Luigi !! He first arrived last summer and has grown so much now, although he is still a bombshell and can't be separated from his favorite stuffed dog! He now also has a new friendship blossoming with one of the new babies who arrived just after Christmas - baby Becca (obviously the best named sloth in the world...) Here she is in all her glory:
Separated at birth, clearly...
And to top off all the great things that have been happening - The ball has started rolling with the plans for my PhD !!! This will be back out at the sanctuary and will involve 3 years chasing wild sloths around the jungle, trying to figure out all the secrets behind their mysterious lives up there in the rainforest canopy! For now we are drafting out the plans and searching out the all important funding !!!!