Together with a group of children participating in another the environmental program’s 2015 iteration, our environmental educators released the sloth into its natural habitat on May 13. Before taking the animal to the environmental reserve area, students studied the species and learned more about its characteristics and habits before taking it back to its natural setting.
This was not the first time the mine was asked to help rescue animals and return them to their natural habitats. Cane cutters also asked Cristal’s team to help them capture a boa constrictor found in a sugarcane field. “In this case, the snake was going to be killed, but some of the cutters had participated in the PEA and they advised their colleagues to call us,” added Virgílio.