Meet The Sloths is an original Animal Planet show that premieres Saturday November 23rd at 8 p.m. If you are even just moderately a fan of animal TV shows, you are going to love this one. This show is informative but in a laid back and very entertaining way. For example, episode 2 features the first world sloth time trials ever.
The show is filmed at the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. You immediately fall in love with the sloths, Judy Arroyo, the ex-pat American who runs the rescue center, and young British scientist Becky who works at the sanctuary and who allows us to learn more about this very strange and oddly cool animal.
The eight episodes introduce viewers to different characters at the sanctuary and to various aspects of sloth biology and behavior as both viewer and staff learn more about these animals
Some people may be against shows that anthropomorphize animals but this is also probably the best way to make people care about them.
Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT: In the series premiere, a sloth bromance develops; a deadly tummy bug hits the nursery; and sloth scientist Becky gets to the bottom of the matter when it comes to sloth digestion.
“Ménage a Sloth” Saturday, November 30 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT An emergency rescue puts sanctuary vet, Marcello, on the spot; a love triangle leaves sloth Samantha, in the doghouse; sloth scientist Becky puts sloth speed to the test.
“Teenage Love Affair” Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT Teenage love and lust is in the air as sensitive sloth, Linus, hits a rocky patch when Claire has to leave the sanctuary; sloth scientist Becky reveals which of the sloth species is a natural-born swimmer
“The Wild Ones” Saturday, December 14 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT A visit from a wild mum and baby almost ends in disaster; young sloth, Tigger, starts to display decidedly un-slothlike tendencies; sloth scientist Becky tries to find out what drives the females of the species wild.
“The Secret Life of Sloths” Saturday, December 21 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT It's touch-and-go when sanctuary lothario, Randy, succumbs to an arm infection; a new arrival gets a presidential welcome; sloth scientist Becky unravels the secrets of sloth attraction.
“Detective Claire” Saturday, December 28 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT The sanctuary team try to save a poisoned slot; nursery manager, Claire, turns sloth sleuth to find a missing stuffie; sloth scientist, Becky, tries to pin down the secret of slothly manliness.
“There and Back Again” Saturday, January 4 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT Two rehabilitated sloths are released back into the wild; a rescued baby climbs for the first time; sloth scientist Becky gets a buzz from a sloth skeleton.
“A Furry Finale” Saturday, January 11 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT In the season finale, sanctuary favourite, Sidwiggy, puts a new tracking system to the test; Claire becomes a sloth anger management counselor; sloth scientist, Becky, reveals the secret life of sloth fur.