this is a video of me holding a baby sloth. it was amazing and still feels a little surreal.

sloth’s are indigenous to panama, and up here in this tiny village where i live, they are pretty common. you occasionally see them up in the trees. unfortunately, a couple of months ago, this baby’s mother was crossing some electrical lines and got electrocuted. the baby was clinging to her and amazingly was not hurt. the fire fighters came and took that baby down and for a while, several people were taking turns taking care of the baby, but it is now being looked after by a very nice swiss lady who with her husband, run a bed and breakfast.