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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 Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. New studies are showing that they’re not so sloth-like after all, that they have social structures, they move like primates, and that males keep small harems. Sloth sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are also springing up throughout the Americas as development displaces these gentle creatures. Shot on location in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia this is a story of friendship and a growing network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them.

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A SLOTH NAMED VELCRO

NARRATED BY
NORA YOUNG

WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY
ANA E. SALCEDA

EDITORS
STEPHANIE MUNROE
DANIEL SHEIRE

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
MARK CARROLL

COMPOSER
CHRISTOPHER RIFE

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
BILL GABLER
MONICA BARRIOS

SOUND RECORDISTS
INGMAR HERRERA
JOSE JAIRO FLOREZ
ERICK VARGAS

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
BILL GABLER

SOUND DESIGNER
DAVID HURLEY

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ANIMATION
EAGLEEYE STUDIOS

ONLINE EDITOR
POLLY BRYAN

COLORIST
DAVE MARKUN

FIXERS
SERGIO CAMBEFORT (PANAMA)
LULO FILMS (COLOMBIA)

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
PILAR SOUTO
CAMILA CORREA
VALERIA PERUCCI

ASSISTANT CAMERA
PETER DIAZ
EFRAIN “MOFI” LAGUNA
ANTONIO BOLANDI

STOCK FOOTAGE
NATUREFOOTAGE
AERIAL FILMWORKS
BELUGASMILE PRODUCTIONS
WINDMILL PRODUCTIONS
TINKA PLESE
BRYSON VOIRIN
INSTITUT FÜR SPEZIELLE ZOOLOGIE UND EVOLUTIONSBIOLOGIE
PANAMA CANAL AUTHORTIY (ACP)
GETTY IMAGES

SPECIAL THANKS
DAVID ELISCO
EFRAIN GUTIERREZ HERRERA
DR. JANEENE TOUCHTON
DR. JOHN NYAKATURA
DR. JONATHAN PAULI
DR. ZACHARIAH PEERY
GEOVANNY HERRERA
HUGO HERMELINK
SEBASTIAN “CUBA” CASTILLO
YISCEL YANGÜEZ
PANAMA CANAL AUTHORITY (ACP)
AUTORIDAD NACIONAL DEL AMBIENTE (ANAM)
THE SMITHSONIAN TROPICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (STRI)
FUNDACIÓN AIUNAU
THE JAGUAR RESCUE CENTER
THE METROPOLITAN PARK OF PANAMA
DICINE PANAMA
COMISIÓN FÍLMICA DE COSTA RICA
PROIMÁGENES COLOMBIA
SUMMIT BOTANICAL GARDENS
MUSEUM OF BIODIVERSITY

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
COLIN SCHOENBERGER

WEB PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SENIOR PUBLICIST
JOHANNA BAKER

BUDGET CONTROLLER
KAREN FEIGENBAUM

ONLINE EDITOR
PATRICK KRASS

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

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