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Celebrate the baby sloth at Stone Zoo!
September 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Visit Stone Zoo to celebrate one of the newest furriest faces – a Linne’s two-toed sloth baby! During this celebration, guests can learn all about the sloths and what makes these arboreal creatures so unique. Activities will include sloth trivia and educational kid-friendly games. Attendees are invited to stop by the education table to enter for a chance to meet the sloth family during their visit. The winner will be announced at 12:45 p.m. Participants must be at least eight years old, and group size is limited to four people.
All guests will also have the opportunity to help select the name for the baby. The names have been narrowed down to Siesta, Kapok (a tree found in the Amazon), and Bengie.
As part of the celebration, cake and cupcakes will be provided by Sweet Spot Bakery for the first 350 guests, first-come, first-serve.
Zoo New England participates in the Linne’s Two-Toed Sloth Species Survival Plan (SSP), which is a cooperative, inter-zoo program coordinated nationally through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). SSPs help to ensure the survival of selected species in zoos and aquariums, most of which are threatened or endangered, and enhance conservation of these species in the wild. The baby was born on June 27, 2019 as a result of a recommended breeding between parents Nero and Lunesta.
Linne’s two-toed sloths are large, furry mammals that live in trees and are found in the tropical forests of South America. They spend almost their whole lives dangling upside-down from branches that they hold on to with all four clawed feet. While these animals move really well through the branches, once they are on the ground, they are very slow and vulnerable to predators as they are not built for walking.
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