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Stunning Photos Show Rescuers Saving A Sloth

It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words - but some photos, like these showing a lost sloth being returned to freedom, speak volumes on their own.

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The animal was brought to safety by volunteers from Brazil's Santuário Ecológico Rancho dos Gnomos after straying from his dwindling forest into a person's yard.

Rather than saving him for a moment, however, they saved him for a lifetime.

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"Following a period of testing and observation, it was found that he was in full health," the sanctuary wrote online. "We lovingly offer this brother freedom in an environmental reserve and a new chance for the cycle of life to continue."

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Photographer Biga Pessoa was there to record the moments leading up to the sloth's release back to nature. What was captured is simply stunning - a real testament to the beauty of human kindness.

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Bigo Pessoa/Santu谩rio Ecol贸gico Rancho dos Gnomos
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Bigo Pessoa/Santu谩rio Ecol贸gico Rancho dos Gnomos
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Bigo Pessoa/Santu谩rio Ecol贸gico Rancho dos Gnomos
Bigo Pessoa/Santu谩rio Ecol贸gico Rancho dos Gnomos
Bigo Pessoa/Santu谩rio Ecol贸gico Rancho dos Gnomos
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