The 4th Annual Sloth Ironman Games
Help Sloths with the Sloth Ironman Games:
In 2017 Toucan Rescue Ranch and The Sloth Institute Costa Rica came together to form Saving Sloths Together (SST), a Costa Rica wide project seeking to provide greater opportunity for sloths in need. By combining each organization’s skills and knowledge we can improve the process of sloth rescue, rehabilitation, and release in Costa Rica. This partnership utilizes scientific expertise, dedication, passion and decades of experience to provide the very best program for every sloth needing help at gaining a second chance at a life in the wild.
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. Goldie) 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 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 for 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 TRR 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 need to complete. Progress will be shown after each challenge is completed.
The champion will be announced on October 25.
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 mother from such incidents. Babies are often found abandoned by their mother for unknown reasons (likely the mother was involved in an accident). This is when the Saving Sloths Together project by TRR and TSI takes action. Together, we rescue hurt sloths and give them a second chance at life to release them back into the wild once “graduated” 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, the combined expertise and resources of TRR and TSI with the SST project is eager to prove that sloths don’t belong in cages but #backinthetrees because they were all #borntobewild.
By getting involved with the Sloth Ironman Games for International Sloth Month and Day, you will directly be benefitting the Saving Sloths Together Initiative. Every dollar raised will go back into the medical, rehabilitation, research, and release of sloths brought to the Toucan Rescue Ranch. You can not only LOVE sloths – but also give back to these incredible animals.