Sloths and anteaters are victimized by urban sprawl in Paramaribo. As the city grows, their forest habitat is lost. Thus, three- and two-fingered sloths, anteaters (silky, lesser or giant) end up in people’s gardens and houses and come in conflict with dogs. People often are scared, or are afraid their small children can be hurt by these now homeless animals. In addition, the changing climate is clearly making an additional impact on the animals surviving in the small forest fragments.
After sloths, anteaters and armadillos are saved from difficult situations, they are cared for in our professional shelter prior to release. The aim is to minimize trauma caused to the wild animals by contact with humans. Thus reducing rehabilitation time and improving survival chances for the sloths, anteaters and armadillos in trouble.
Every now and then we also rescue Brazilian porcupines.