Back to the wild
On assignment for World Animal Protection
The release of Bravucona the sloth documented in 2018
Wildlife experts are seeing an increase in sloth poaching. Social media has made them famous and is now in the top ten species mostly used for selfies. The trend has made them be poached from the wild to be used for selfies with tourists or kept as pets. Bravucona was rescued, rehabilitated, and released back in the wild by the AIUNAU foundation in Medellín, Colombia. On assignment for World Animal Protection, I documented Bravucona's journey as well as the process other sloths are taking to be released back in the wild. Tinka Plese, the founder, believes every animal can be released and deserves to live in the wild again.