Staff save sloth that fell into pond in wildlife centre in Costa Rica


Staff saved a hapless sloth after it fell into a pond in a wildlife centre in Costa Rica.

Footage shows one of the workers at Jaguar Rescue Centre scooping up the animal out of the water in Limon province.

Tourist Marianne Bergseth who was visiting the facility said the sloth seemed like it was having difficulty emerging from the water on its own because it was tired.

She said: ‘The sloth was one of the rescued animals inside the centre. The guys working there were quick to save it but we did not know how long he had been there.’

The animal was then taken back to a tree where it rested after being dried up.

Sloths are noted for their slowness of movement. They spend most of their lives hanging upside down in the trees of tropical rainforests in South and Central America.