If you think baby sloths are cute enough, wait until you see them getting bathed. Wednesdays at the Aviarios Del Caribe sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica are 'bath days.' The footage below was taken during a typical Wednesday at the sanctuary with two caregivers conducting a fairly involved bathing process for each baby sloth. The sanctuary caregivers explain the methods they use for bathing the sloths which includes everything from a thorough shampoo to a tea leaf-infused soak to prevent parasites.
The Aviarios Del Caribe sloth sanctuary was founded by Judy Avey-Arroyo in 1992 after finding her passion in rescuing and nurturing orphaned sloths from the wild. The sanctuary's 'bath day' routine is just one of the many services it provides for its rescued sloths. As the caregivers explain in the video, it's important that the baby sloths are bathed in order to promote cleanliness and ward off parasites. To top off the bathing process, the sloths are treated to a sweet hibiscus flower at the end of the routine.
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