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Watch the moment a baby sloth is reunited with its mother

Rescuers recorded the baby's cry and played it out to the mother to summon her down, and once she began her descent her precious tot was carefully handed back.

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By Fiona Jackson via SWNS

This is the adorable moment a three-fingered sloth was reunited with her baby - after it was found stranded and crying on a beach.

The cub was separated from its mother who had already started to climb her way back up the tree and into the canopy on May 10.

Fortunately, staff from Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica spotted what had happened and scooped up the tiny creature.

It was then rushed to the vet for a check up where it was found to be in good shape - before the rescuers hatched a plan to safely reunite mom and baby.

They recorded its cry and played it out to the mother to summon her down, and once she began her descent her precious tot was carefully handed back.

The video of their reunion on Playa Chiquita went viral on Instagram and it now has over 26,000 views.

The caption read: "We are happy to announce that we were able to reunite this mother and baby 3-fingered sloths (Bradypus variegatus).

"On May 10, one of the staff members found the baby crying on the floor near the beach.

"He spotted the mom on the tree, but she was climbing back to the canopy, so he brought the baby for a check-up with the vet, the sloth was healthy and didn't have any injuries.

"We recorded the cry of the baby and played it near the tree to get the mom's attention, we waited patiently until the mom came down for the baby.

"The JRC created this method a few years ago, we use it every time to be able to reunite mom and baby sloths.

"It melts our hearts every time we can witness the reunion of a mom and her baby."

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