… Buttercup. On this International Sloth Day.
I didn’t know anything about Buttercup until I heard about this special Sloth from my good friend, Teri. Better yet, we met Buttercup on a trip to the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica in 2017. And, what an amazing experience it was to meet Buttercup, her staff and even Timone (who took a special liking to Kristin).
Buttercup was known around the world when the popular Animal Planet series featured her on “Meet the Sloths.”
Sadly, this past summer, Buttercup died peacefully at the age of 27, the oldest captive-living Bradypus in the world. She symbolized everything the Sloth Sanctuary set out to achieve: to care for injured, orphaned and abandoned sloths.
Consider making a virtual sloth adoption (donation).