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The Woman Who Rescued Over 200 Sloths

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The Woman Who Rescued Over 200 Sloths

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened.

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The Woman Who Rescued Over 200 Sloths

"Monique Pool first fell in love with sloths when she took in an orphan from a rescue centre. Since then many sloths have spent time in her home on their way back to the forest -- but even she found it hard to cope when she had to rescue 200 at once. It all began in 2005 when Pool lost her dog, a mongrel called Sciolo, and called the Suriname Animal Protection Society to see if they'd found it. They hadn't, but they told her about Loesje (or Lucia), a baby three-toed sloth they didn't know how to look after. Pool offered to take it --and was instantly smitten." { read more }

Be The Change

Do something today to serve one of the life forms around you -- whether it's putting water out for birds, planting flowers for honeybees, or volunteering at a local animal shelter. To learn more about Monique Pool's work, visit the Green Heritage Fund website. { more }

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