Sloth Released Into The Wild After Surviving A Vicious Dog Attack.
In the attack, the sloth's arm was broken in two places.
Employees of the Toucan Rescue Ranch transferred the animal to the city of Heredia.
They took her to the centre's rehabilitation centre where she was named Tina.
A team of vets tried to clean the wounds, the fear was the dogs may have rabies. Cleaning the infection, relieving Tina of pain, was part of the process.
An X-Ray revealed the break was on the radius and ulna.
An orthopaedic surgeon had to be brought in not just to attach the arm but also do it in such a way that once healed Tina would be able to regain use of it.
Pins were inserted in Tina's arm.
This would ensure she would be able to climb again.
She was given antibiotics and began to rehabilitate it when she was strong enough.
It took five months for Tina to begin to feel normal again.
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