5th Annual Sloth Ironman Games

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Toucan Rescue Ranch

Join the Toucan Rescue Ranch for the most exciting sporting event of the year: Sloth Ironman Games!


raised by 131 people

$3,000 goal


Update posted 4 years ago

Welcome to the 5th Annual Sloth Ironman Games Award Ceremony!

Thank you so much for joining us on October 20 - 25 for the 5th Annual Sloth Ironman Games! This annual event is all about getting together and raising money for sloth conservation and TOGETHER we raised $8,693! WOW! 

Thank you so much for making this such a memorable year! All five #slothletes appreciate your love and support! 


1st: Oatmeal with 2,687.50 points

2nd: Eclipse with 1,872.50 points

3rd: Gaspar with 1,270 points

4th: Lala with 1,148 points

5th: Suso with 1,085 points

The 5th Annual Sloth Ironman Games:

Watch as your favorite slothlete competes in the 2020 Sloth Ironman Games Series. The series includes a 4-part challenge of enrichment activities. And yes, the fastest sloth wins! All donations made during the Sloth Ironman Games will be put towards each sloth’s release back into the wild. Be on the lookout on our social media for updates leading up to the event!

This year is especially important due to Covid-19 and the lack of funds from being closed to the public. This online fundraiser will help us with our relief fund to care for all the sloths in our care and help with their rescue, rehab, and release journey.

The Game Schedule (starting at 1:00 PM Costa Rica time):

  • Oct 20: Sloth Athlete Reveal 
  • Oct 21: 1-Meter Dash
  • Oct 22: Hibiscus Eat-Off
  • Oct 23: Strong Sloth Competition  
  • Oct 24: Poop-Off Challenge 
  • Oct 25: Championship Ceremony LIVE on Facebook & YouTube



The Sloth Ironman Games is an annual event hosted by TRR to create an initiative for people to get involved with our sloth conservation efforts. The games are a sloth enrichment game series for five athlete sloths (slothletes). These games will consist of various challenges that the sloth needs to complete. Progress will be shown after each challenge is completed.

The champion will be announced on October 25 for #SlothSunday. All donations for your favorite sloth athlete will benefit the Saving Sloths Together program.


  1. To earn your favorite sloth athlete points, you must make a minimum donation of $5.00 right here! 
  2. $1.00 = 1-Point
  3. All donations must be made here.
  4. When donating for your athlete you must DEDICATE their name (i.e. Grumpy) to be properly recorded to your slothlete.


Each dollar raised for a slothlete will be 1-point added to its score. $5.00 would be an additional 5-points to your favorite slothlete!

Each event won for a sloth athlete:

  • 125-points for 1st place 
  • 100-points for 2nd place 
  • 75-points for 3rd pace 
  • 50- points for 4th place
  • 25-points for 5th place
  • 0-points for disqualification

Donate & Help Rescued Sloths:

In 2017 Toucan Rescue Ranch and The Sloth Institute Costa Rica came together to form Saving Sloths Together (SST), a Costa Rica wide project seeking to provide greater opportunity for sloths in need. By combining each organization’s skills and knowledge we can improve the process of sloth rescue, rehabilitation, and release in Costa Rica. This partnership utilizes scientific expertise, dedication, passion, and decades of experience to provide the very best program for every sloth needing help at gaining a second chance at a life in the wild.

Learn more here.

Why do Sloths Need Help?

Sloths at Toucan Rescue Ranch are rescued for various reasons. Common incidents include electrocution from power lines, car accidents, dog attacks, and human encroachment such as deforestation and the illegal pet trade. Oftentimes, orphans suffer from injuries and the loss of their mother from such incidents. Babies are often found abandoned by their mother for unknown reasons (likely the mother was involved in an accident). This is when the Saving Sloths Together program. Together, we rescue hurt sloths and give them a second chance at life to release them back into the wild once “graduated” from the rehabilitation and release program. 

A unique component of the SST project is the ability to take a hand-raised, orphaned sloth and give it a second chance at being wild. The concept of releasing captive-raised sloths back into the wild is a feat that has rarely been done with success. However, the combined expertise and resources of this program are eager to prove that sloths don't belong in cages but #backinthetrees because they were all #borntobewild.

Help the Saving Sloths Together program: 

By donating to the 5th Annual Sloth Ironman Games, you will be directly benefiting the rescue, rehab, and release of orphaned sloths!

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