In Costa Rica we celebrate our Mother’s Day on August 15th and not as in many other countries on the second Sunday of May. To celebrate Mother’s Day in a typical “Tico” way I wanted to share the above photos of a three-toed sloth (Bradypodidae) mother and her baby crossing a street in Cahuita with you.
These gentle slow moving creatures are usually seen in the tree tops and are rarely seen on the ground, since they only go to the ground to relieve themselves once a week or to change trees when trees are not close enough together to cross directly over the branches. Sloths are classified as folivores, as the bulk of their diets consist of buds, tender shoots, and leaves.
These photos are a really rare sight by one of our guides who stopped the van and blocked the path in order to let these creature safely cross the street. Although the animals are extremely vulnerable in this situation, it can clearly be seen how the mother is helping her baby to cross the street protecting it and cuddling it. A Mom’s love for her baby. What better theme can there be for Mother’s Day…
Camino Travel wishes all mothers a beautiful Mother’s Day and we hope to see you in Costa Rica soon.
Happy Mother’s Day from sunny Costa Rica,
PS: These pictures went through the guide community, so we are not sure who was originally taking them. In any case, if you took this pictures, please get in touch with us in order to be able to recognize your talent.
Stephan was born and raised in Germany and has spent his youth travelling the world, before he met his Costa Rican wife Jenny more than 20 years ago. Since then he has been travelling through Costa Rica extensively. As a Costa Rica Expert his passion for nature and wildlife keeps him steadily on the lookout for new exciting experiences he likes to share with clients all over the world