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Sloths Rescued From Poachers Receive A Second Chance At Life

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Recently, when Brazilian police were out patrolling protected forests just outside the city of Macap, they spotted a suspicious figure lurking in the distance and carrying a misshapen sack.

As the police battalion approached the suspect, he bolted, leaving his sack behind.

While police were not able to catch the suspect, they were able to recover his cargo three precious, scared, and wounded pale-throated sloths.

This suspect, at this pointdeemed a poacher, had attempted to rip these innocent Amazon natives from their home for who knows what purpose. Thankfully, though, these officers’ presence scared him off.

The police quicklyshuttled these worse-for-wear creatures to Revecom wildlife sanctuary. There, rescuers were able to rehabilitate all three sloths, and re-release them into Revecom’s protected grounds the same day.

Now, these cuties willbe able to graze freely, safe from poacher threats. Thanks to their rescuer’s swift response, these adorable wild sloths escaped a scary fate, and got a glorious second chance at happiness.

Keep scrolling to learn aboutthese beautiful creatures’ rescue. The photos of the sloths’ initial state may be disturbing to some, but you can click to reveal if you’d like to see just how far they have come!

[H/T: The Dodo]

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Recently, a few adorable Brazilian sloths miraculously escaped a terrible fate.

Police had been patrolling an area of protectedforests just outside the city of Macap when they saw him: a suspect, suspiciously skirting the forest’s rim, carrying a strangely shaped sack over his shoulder.

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As police approached the suspect, he immediately fled, leaving his sack behind.

What exactly was he leaving behind, though?

Inside the sack, frozen in terror, police foundthree, thankfully still living, pale-throated sloths.

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Part of the battalion immediately set off on a rampage to track down this suspect, now properly identified as a poacher.

Unfortunately, though, their search provedunsuccessful.

However,there was still hope for his victims.

The remainingofficers tended to these three scared sloths, carefully helping them into a transport cage and onward, toRevecomwildlife sanctuary.

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In just one day’s time, the sanctuary’s wildlife rehabilitation specialistswere able to calm, clean, and comfort these terrified little sloths and re-release them onto Revecom’s protected grounds.

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Paulo Roberto Neme do Amorim, environmentalist and the sanctuary’s manager, told the Dodo, “We received these beautiful animals, and found that they were in good health.”

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Despite their scare, these three beauties began grazing normally once they were re-released into nature.

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While these adorable sloths’ story turned out favorably, many animals thatfind themselves in similar situations don’t necessarily receive such happy endings.

Thankfully, though, there are police and animal rescuers present in Brazil and around the world, doing their parts to make sure more animals than not live the beautiful lives they deserve.

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Police and wildlife rescuers saved these adorable sloths from a terrible fate, and now they roam free once more.

What do you think of thisamazing sloth rescue? Have you ever seen a sloth up close? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/sloths-rescued-from-poachers/

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