Through Maria Nila’s charity program “The Friendly Year”, The Perfect World Foundation annually selects, during World Vegan Day on November 1, an animal that we will give a little extra focus on.
During 2022 The Perfect World Foundation and Maria Nila have through the charity program The Friendly Year Of 2022 – Save the Sloths, supported The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica. Together we have throughout this Friendly Year managed to raise and donate 100 000 USD.
“Your amazingly generous donation will be life-changing for our grassroots organization! Because of you, we will be able to build a new sloth clinic! We have been needing more space for a while and now we will be able to have a dedicated clinic and surgical suite with an in-house X-ray machine!” Sam Trull, Co-founder of The Sloth Institute, says.
This will enable The Sloth Institute to provide even better onsite care to their patients while also giving them the opportunity to continue the study of sloths and their healing process in ways that have never been studied before.
“Because sloths have such slow metabolisms (especially three-fingered sloths) their bones heal VERY slowly.” Sam says.
The two residents Gorgie and Gordita that we have had the pleasure to follow and support over this year have now grown up! Gorgie is now living his best life out in the wild. The team at The Sloth Institute sees him every day and he has now started to expand his territory. It is a good sign that he is adapting well to the wild as this means he is comfortable enough to travel to new areas and also gives him access to new food sources.
Gordita is about to move into the final pre-release cage which is situated in the heart of the jungle so that she can adapt fully to a wild environment. After spending enough time in this cage, she will be released sometime next year!
Maria Nila together with The Perfect World Foundation, Sam Trull and the team at The Sloth Institute would like to thank everyone who has participated in this Friendly Year!
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