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Maximus was brought to us in September 2019 from a remote location in Costa Rica, almost 3 hours away. When he got there we learned the mother of this baby boy had been hit and killed by a car and he was now an orphan.
A local girl in that area picked him up and took him home to her home to keep him safe. Her generosity saved this little baby's life. Once the sloth was at her home she began to call the local Rescue Centers to find one who could pick him up, feed him, medicate him and keep him safe. She knew she didn't have very much time so she was lucky that Rescue Center Costa Rica was one of her first calls.
We went to receive the sloth and at first glance, he seemed to be ok. However, once we took him to the veterinarians at our hospital they realized he had minor lung damage probably as a result of the car crash.
Maximus had special needs at the beginning including 4-hour feedings with special milk, excess warm blankets to keep his temperature normal, and light exercise and nebulizations. However, now months later he is doing fantastic. He is still in the Senis baby animal hospital on our farm but will soon be moved to climb and eat leaves in the beautiful new sloth garden.
Please consider sponsoring MAXIMUS to secure his/her food, medicine, and love!