Picture of a sloth held in the hands of a poacher by the side of the road.

A notorious sloth cartel kingpin vanished. We tried to find him.

In northwestern Colombia, poached baby sloths are sold to tourists as pets. For decades, one man appeared to dominate the trade.

A young man offers a baby three-toed sloth for sale to passersby on a highway in Altos de Polonia, in northwestern Colombia. The town is one of several hot spots in the region for the illegal sloth trade.

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