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A sloth named Velcro
Salceda, Ana E., screenwriter, producer.
Publication Information:
[Arlington, Virginia] : [PBS], [2014]

[Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2014]

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1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
In 2000, Ana Salceda, a young journalist, moved from her native Spain to explore the wilds of Panama. She became the caregiver for a tiny orphaned baby sloth named Velcro. This is the story of Ana's return to Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers.
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TV Parental Guidelines Rating: TV-PG.
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Nature (Television program)
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The story of an orphaned sloth named Velcro and the journalist who raised it for two years. Also: information about sloths and sloth society; and the increase in sloth sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers throughout the Americas. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Spanish journalist Ana Salceda takes viewers to Panama, Costa Rica, and Colombia to learn about the plight of the world's sloths. Salceda learned much about the mammals when she ended up rescuing an orphaned baby sloth, which she named Velcro. The home movies and photos of her with Velcro, as well as the story of its eventual release back into the wild, are quite touching. Salceda's experience with Velcro compelled her to learn about saving these animals. The excellent quality video, coupled with informative narration, provides viewers with a glimpse into a world that is enlightening, inspiring, and at times quite moving. Myths about these fascinating creatures are dispelled (they sleep far less than previously thought). Efforts by various people to save them from being hit by cars are depicted, and the perils that sloths face from habitat loss and the illegal wildlife trade are discussed. Facilities and individuals involved in rescue efforts are shown along with the services they provide. VERDICT Useful for biology, environmental science, and social studies classes, this program has cross-curricular appeal and supports the common core standards. The animals are endearing and will no doubt move viewers to learn more about them.-Cynthia Ortiz, Hackensack High School, NJ (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.