Frontier Airlines today unveiled details of a special new aircraft that will join the fleet next year featuring the Costa Rican two-toed sloth on its tail.
All Frontier plane tails feature a unique animal with a special name and back story. The Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth was chosen to honor Frontier destination partner Costa Rica and highlight this unique species, which is native to Costa Rica. Frontier Airlines serves both San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica via nonstop service from Orlando.
The sloth needs a name and Frontier, in partnership with Visit Costa Rica, is inviting consumers to vote by going to Frontier’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter between now and 12 midnight on June 11 to vote using the hashtag #NameTheSloth. The three name choices are Manny, Tony and Tico. Manny and Tony are a nod to Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park, where sloths can be observed in the wild. Tico is a name used to refer to natives of Costa Rica.
Sloths are considered a national symbol of Costa Rica and the two-toed sloth is the larger of two sloth species found in the country. They are mostly nocturnal and can be distinguished by their white-ringed faces, brown snouts and shaggy coats. Sloths are mammals that spend around 90 percent of their lives upside down in the trees within rainforests and can live up to 30 years. Costa Rica is taking measures to ensure these unique creatures continue to thrive in their natural habitat.
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