Extend your Valentine’s Day celebration and come witness a love story between a young journalist, named Ana Salceda from Spain, and her chance encounter with a tiny orphaned sloth, which she names Velcro. 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.
For nearly two years, Ana and Velcro are inseparable until finally Ana travels up a remote river to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This film documents Ana’s return to Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Sloth sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are opening 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.
Run time: 60 mins