Cute of the day: Sloths

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Have you heard of the Aviarios Del Caribe sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica? We hadn’t either until we saw it featured on The Cute Show. It’s the world’s only sloth orphanage, home to over a hundred very sleepy urchins whose lives have been saved by legendary sloth whisperer Judy Arroyo. These vulnerable creatures jungle home is being slowly destroyed. You can find out more about the sanctuary, as well as tours and donations by going here: [link].

McKee Project Expands Work into Guatemala and Other Latin American Countries

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Although they are best known for their work in Costa Rica, they also work in Mexico and Panama. This is a great group that I've spotlighted before. At the end of 2007, the World Society for the Protection of Animals selected the McKee Project to work on spay/neuter programs in Guatemala. I recently subscribed to their newsletter which comes out in both Spanish and English versions.

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I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears

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To change the fishes’ water>to urinate (Spanish, Costa Rica). National Geographic has published a book on idioms from around the world, and we got a chance to read it! It’s called I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World and there are many that have to do with animals! And they are pretty funny! Here is a list of some animal related idioms. Like a perch in a chicken coop>insulted, pooped on (Spanish, Mexico).

Taking Care of your Furry Friends While You’re Away

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His ideal vacation would be on the beach in Costa Rica with his Labrador retriever at his side. You’ve got your itinerary set, your tickets are booked, your Bermuda shorts are packed, and you’re ready to go. There’s just one thing: where to leave your cat(s) and dog(s)? This is one of the most common questions travelers with pets encounter, and the answer really depends on what both you and your pets are most comfortable with.

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