The sloths were transported to Revecom, a wildlife sanctuary managed by environmentalist Paulo Roberto Neme do Amorim.
"We received these beautiful animals, and found that they were in good health," Amorim told The Dodo, indicating what likely awaited them had they not been rescued. "Here we have several species of wildlife, especially orphans to be sold in the domestic and international wildlife trade. But sloths are not sold as pets. They are sold to be processed into foods."
Luckily for these sloths, they were able to avoid that grim fate. Yesterday, the three were released to live free on the grounds of Revecom where, Amorim says, they began to graze as normal.