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A sloth named Velcro.

Salceda, Ana E., (screenwriter,, producer.). Carroll, Mark, (director of photography.). Young, Nora, (narrator.). Munroe, Stephanie, (film editor.). Sheire, Daniel, (film editor.). Rife, Christopher, (composer.). Directed by Ana E. Salceda. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Ana E. Salceda.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrated by Nora Young.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Sloths.
Human-animal relationships.
Wildlife conservation.

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