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A Sloth Named Velcro

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In 2000 in the jungles of Panama, a young journalist, named Ana, has a chance encounter with a tiny orphaned sloth, which she names Velcro. For nearly two years, the pair is inseparable until finally Ana travels up a remote river to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This is the story Ana’s return to […]

A Sloth Named Velcro

Filmmaker Interview: Ana Salceda Talks About A Sloth Named Velcro

In 2000, in the jungles of Panama, journalist Ana Salceda had a chance encounter with a tiny orphaned sloth, which she named Velcro. For nearly two years, the pair was inseparable until Salceda reintroduced Velcro back to the wild. A Sloth Named Velcro tells the story of Salceda’s relationship with Velcro and the extraordinary people […]

A Sloth Named Velcro

Citizen Sloth Patrol to the Rescue

Christy Fromel, a member of the loosely organized “Citizen Sloth Patrol”, searches for sloths on a road not far from the Panama Canal. The concerned citizens who make up the patrol rescue sloths crossing dangerous roads in search of a new home.

A Sloth Named Velcro

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In 2000 in the jungles of Panama, a young journalist, named Ana, has a chance encounter with a tiny orphaned sloth, which she names Velcro. For nearly two years, the pair is inseparable until finally Ana travels up a remote river to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This is the story Ana’s return to […]

Saving Otter 501

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On a typical late summer day a baby sea otter washes up on the beach in Monterey, California — hungry, lost, injured. It’s a tragic event, but not surprising. California sea otters are struggling. For decades marine biologist Karl Mayer and his small staff have worked unceasingly — one otter at a time — to […]

Snow Monkeys

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In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. But one little monkey, innocently unaware of his […]

Animal Misfits

Mudskippers Search for a Meal

Mudskippers, a type of fish that can breathe air, scour the beach on the coast of Japan looking for their next meal.

A Sloth Named Velcro

Baby Pygmy Sloth Clings to Mom

Journalist Ana Salceda searches for pygmy three-toed sloths (Bradypus pygmaeus) on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, a small island off the coast of Panama. What she finds exceeds her expectations–a sloth mother with a baby in tow. “A Sloth Named Velcro” premieres Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on PBS. Check your local listings.