8th Annual Sloth Ironman Games
Help Sloths with the Sloth Ironman Games:
Watch as your favorite slothlete competes in the 2023 Sloth Ironman Games Series. The series includes a 4-part challenge of enrichment activities. And yes, the fastest sloth wins! All donations made during the Sloth Ironman Games will be put towards each sloth’s release back into the wild. Be on our social media for updates leading up to the event! This year, we are celebrating our 8th year by setting a goal to raise $8,000 for the rescued sloths in our care. This online fundraiser will help all facets of our sloth rescue, rehabilitation, and rewilding program – including medical treatment, diets, enrichment, enclosure enhancements, and more!
THE OFFICIAL RULES
- To earn your favorite sloth athlete points, you must make a minimum donation of $5.00 right here!
- $1.00 = 1-Point
- All donations must be made here.
- When donating for your athlete you must DEDICATE their name (i.e. Helga) to be properly recorded to your slothlete.
THE GAME SCHEDULE
The Game Schedule (starting at 1:00 PM Costa Rica time):
- Oct 20: Sloth Athlete Reveal
- Oct 21: 1-Meter Dash
- Oct 22: Hibiscus Eat-Off
- Oct 22: Half-time Show at 5:00 p.m.
- Oct 23: Strong Sloth Competition
- Oct 24: Poop-Off Challenge
- Oct 25: Championship Ceremony
HOSTED BY THE TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH
THE POINT SYSTEM
Each dollar raised for a slothlete will be 1-point added to its score. $5.00 would be an additional 5-points to your favorite slothlete!
Each event won by a sloth athlete:
- 100-points for 1st place
- 75-points for 2nd place
- 50-points for 3rd pace
- 25- points for 4th place
- 0-points for disqualification
The Sloth Ironman Games is an annual event hosted by Toucan Rescue Ranch to create an initiative for people to get involved with our sloth conservation efforts. The games are a sloth enrichment game series for four athlete sloths (slothletes). These games will consist of various challenges that the sloth needs to complete. Progress will be shown after each challenge is completed.
All donations for your favorite sloth athlete will benefit the Saving Sloths Together program.
Why do Sloths Need YOUR Help?
Sloths at Toucan Rescue Ranch are rescued for various reasons. Common incidents include electrocution from power lines, car accidents, dog attacks, and human encroachment, such as deforestation and the illegal pet trade. Oftentimes, orphans suffer from injuries and the loss of their mothers from such incidents. Babies are often found abandoned by their mothers for unknown reasons (likely the mother was involved in an accident). This is the Saving Sloths Together program.
Together, we rescue hurt sloths and give them a second chance at life to release them back into the wild once they “graduate” from the rehabilitation and release program. A unique component of the SST project is the ability to take a hand-raised, orphaned sloth and give it a second chance at being wild. The concept of releasing captive-raised sloths back into the wild is a feat that has rarely been done with success. However, this program’s combined expertise and resources are eager to prove that sloths don’t belong in cages but #backinthetrees because they were all #borntobewild.