Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica – Jaguar Rescue Center – Sloth Episode

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica – Jaguar Rescue Center – Sloth Episode


hey guys welcome back to another episode
of Makai’s World and Costa Cousins adventures. Today we’re going to be talking
about something that everybody seems to love right now…
sloths. So we’ll see you in a second Alright guys so welcome back to another
episode. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the last episode we did we’re
doing a series on the Jaguar rescue center here in Puerto Viejo, Costa
Rica. So we did not get a chance to check it out just check it out right here.
Okay. It was a good time we’re hanging out with Sara Kennedy she’s been showing us
all about these things so it’s really cool so we’re gonna go ahead and dive
right back in to the next episode we’ll be talking about something that she
loves came down here to study and it seems like a lot of people around the
world are loving them right now the sloths so we’re definitely gonna dive
right into there but first just let you know down in the description below we’re
gonna have a list of what we’re using to do the filming here we are very basic
very simple still at the GoPro Hero 7 black stage of our development but as we
level up we’ll let you know we’re using and tell you where to get it we’ll put
links down there below so anyways let’s go ahead and get started so sloths my
jam so obviously we’re gonna talk about sloths
but they there are two main types in Costa Rica so you have the two finger
and the three finger and English speakers you have probably heard them be
called two-toed and three-toed but I refuse to use that name because it’s
wrong I’m only in the English language they’ve been given the wrong name so all
species of sloths have three toes let’s face it as English speakers we’re super
lazy and I think hundreds of years ago they couldn’t be bothered to translate
basic Spanish because in Spanish is tres and dos dedos which is fingers so
the ones that we’re seeing at the moment are the two toed the ones that
like Chewbacca the wiki from Star Wars cross with a pig that’s the two-finger
and then the other is the three which is like black and white I get a lot of
sloths in as I said about two to three hundred every year into the center
mostly babies quite a lot of abandoned and orphan babies particularly from the
powerlines and you probably know them as being slow and lazy they’re not lazy and
I will fight you all to the death for this
they are stealthy sloths so like howler monkeys they eat mostly leaves which is
not the most nutritional diet so it’s like you eating lettuce all day every
day so you’re gonna be sluggish like a sloth if you’re doing that right
but howler monkeys combat this by sleeping twelve to fourteen hours a day
so I only sleep around ten but they move slowly to save their energy I don’t know
if you know this but they have the slowest digestion ever 28 to 30 days for
just one leaf now they’re also slow and it’s really clever this is what they do
want the reason why they do this it’s to hide from their predators so sloths have
predators in Costa Rica like the Jaguar the harpy eagle and their visual hunters
so when the sloths are moving really slowly it’s really hard to see them plus
they’re colored like a tree they are a mammal but like reptiles they’re unable
to sweat or shiver which sounds amazing not sweating in the jungle but because
they can’t sweat that I produce body odor and then in the wild as well they
turn green so they grow over 70 different types of fungus in their fur
which is on purpose because it turns them green and camouflages them like a
tree and among many other things the stuff that grows in sloth hair can cure
breast cancer can also cure malaria Chagas disease but yeah the biggest one
is breast cancer which is pretty amazing cool isn’t it Wow right sloths are
awesome among many other reasons but that’s also
a pretty good one right there so these guys all came in orphaned and abandoned
and the ones that we’re looking at now they’re about to be released back into
the wild around the beginning of next year in Cahuita which is it gonna be
awesome so I think there’s eight of them that are going at a time
so that this is all yes off high school they’re graduating out into the wild
all right so down here in Costa Rica if you listen you’ll probably hear a mix of
nature of development all kinds of things that’s kind of what Costa Rica is
right now it’s a booming area it’s growing it’s expanding but there is a
cost that comes with that and that is some of the animals are misplaced and
it’s not always the best scenarios at all times but luckily there’s places
like the Jaguar rescue that are out there just lost sanctuary places like
that that are out there really help everybody out help out the animals and
just keep everything moving and working together so hope you enjoyed this
episode thank you very much again to Sara Kennedy thank you very much again
to the Jaguar rescue center and like always travel safe have a good time and
we’ll see you next time on Makai’s World and Costa cousins
adventures. Pura Vida and Peace

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