A sloth hangs out at The Goddess Garden

One of Costa Rica’s Classic animals, no trip to this wild country would be complete without a sloth sighting. These furry friends can be tough to spot as they spend between 15 and 18 hours per day sleeping. They also only come down from the trees one a week to relieve themselves before climbing back up into the canopy.

As difficult as it is to resist petting or holding these smiling creatures, it isn’t a good idea to handle them unless you know what you are doing. Their fur is actually host to fungi as well as parasites and their claws are long and powerful enough to cause serious damage if frightened.

A trained nature guide such as the staff here at The Goddess Garden can help you to find one of the resident sloths that claim their territory near our resort.

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