Meet Ash, a baby Choloepus, or two-toed sloth, who was taken in by the sanctuary when he fell from a tree onto the beach.
A couple from Puerto Viejo noticed that the little white sloth was looking confused and lonely without his mother, so they alerted the sanctuary and he was brought in by rescuers, who confirmed that he is male. Indeed, the sanctuary reports:
The rescuers brought the baby to us and had named the sloth Ashley, though it was shortened to Ash - when our vets determined it was a male.
Well, Ash got a warm welcome from the sanctuary and it looks like he's settled in pretty nicely with his favourite cuddly toy!
The Sloth Sanctuary Costa Rica has been looking after sloths for over 20 years now, as the "original rescue center for injured, orphaned and abandoned sloths".