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  • Well, name is Claire Trimer, and I'm a baby sloth wrangler

  • at a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica.

  • Well, we probably have about 135 sloths here,

  • under a roof, that we're caring for.

  • There's pretty much sloths everywhere

  • you look around here.

  • I have several roles here.

  • One of them is to supervise the babies.

  • I weigh them every morning.

  • I keep after the health issues.

  • Whoop.

  • You went poo yesterday.

  • Sometimes their mothers die.

  • And in that way they're orphaned.

  • Sometimes if a mother senses that a baby is too weak to survive,

  • or they actually have some kind of problem that the mother has sensed,

  • these babies are not strong enough to cling,

  • and they fall to the ground repeatedly.

  • A mother sloth is vulnerable every time she comes to the ground.

  • And if she thinks that this sloth is not going to survive,

  • she's not going to keep coming to the ground

  • and risking her life over and over again.

  • I love sloths, because it's been my favorite animal for about 10 years.

  • But I love their sweet little face.

  • They don't ever want to hurt anybody.

  • They just want to be happy and be peaceful.

  • And I just love their sweet smile.

  • My day as a volunteer involves a lot of hard work.

  • You know, your payoff for the day is getting to interact with the sloths

  • and play with the sloths and maybe even hold this sloth's babies and take them for walks.

  • This is Alfy.

  • He's actually a year old.

  • We don't know why, but Alfy never gained a lot of weight,

  • and his fur is still the texture of baby fur.

  • At 6:00 AM in the morning, we clean out their cages.

  • We really get to wake them up, which is a great time for us.

  • One of our favorites is Delilah, and she will actually

  • pull the towel back over her head because he doesn't want to see you in the morning.

  • She's way too tired.

  • Sid is our absolute favorite.

  • My sister and I decided to adopt Sid.

  • Adopting him does not mean that we can take him home.

  • We wish we could.

  • But we know we can't.

  • So we just signed a little certificate that we were adopting Sid.

  • The money goes to the program.

  • And then we'll write to him and send him letters and everything.

  • He'll like actually grab you under your arms.

  • Like he likes to be slow-danced.

  • Should we dance, Sid?

  • Occasionally, someone says, how can you tell them apart?

  • And I always want to go, how can you not tell them apart?

  • Yeah, you can tell them apart.

  • You can tell your children apart, so you can tell the baby sloths apart.

  • Yeah.

  • They're just a huge part of my life.

  • I'm with them almost every single day.

  • And they are sort of like my children.

Well, name is Claire Trimer, and I'm a baby sloth wrangler

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