These adorable creatures will convince you to book a trip to Costa Rica—immediately.

By Raisa Bruner
February 15, 2017

Two words: baby sloths.

Watching these lethargic, fuzzy rescue animals hanging out and squeaking chattily at each other is an ideal way to spend a few minutes. Even better, of course, would be visiting them in person at the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, which is about a four-hour drive from the capital of San Jose and reason enough to book a trip to the tropical country immediately. 

The Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates sloths of all ages, from orphaned babies to injured adults. And while everyone loves to see a slow-moving sloth clambering around trees with their signature deliberate movements, there might be nothing sweeter in the world than the slightly more sprightly youngsters messing around on a jungle-gym-like apparatus with a little more energy. To top it off, their squeaky communication is downright adorable. 

Tourists are welcome at the Sanctuary, as tours help fund their extensive rehab facilities. And while you're in Costa Rica, plenty of other wildlife experiences abound, from hanging with monkeys at Corcovado National Park to checking in on the nesting turtles at Tortugero National Park.