Animals in the wild are prone to accidents, too. One example is a two-toed sloth that appears to have fallen from a tree in La Cruz, Guanacaste.
The animal only infrequently travels from its tree canopy home to ground level, but neighbors said it appears that this sloth was knocked out by a fall.
The two-toed variety of sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni) can be found from northern Nicaragua into northern South America. They are creatures of the night, and are less commonly seen than their three-toed relative.
Policía de Fronteras officers offered the ailing sloth a lift to environmental workers in Liberia for recovery. Neighbors said they feared that without human involvement other animals would attack the groggy sloth, said police.