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You take rest and self-care seriously and believe there’s nothing that can’t be solved by a good long nap. Sloths move slowly to conserve energy, and hide in plain sight from predators by using the algae that grows on their backs as a camouflage.

You are compatible with…


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What can you do for Sloths?

Moe, the two-toed sloth (Photo: Mark Dumont)

Watch Out!

Sloths often pass through human spaces, even crossing roads and highways. Whenever you are driving, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife and help keep slow critters safe!

Come to the Zoo and join one of our Behind The Scenes Sloth Tours with Moe our Two Toed Sloth! Proceeds go to help wild sloths at the Sloth Institute of Costa Rica.

Meet Moe!

What does the Cincinnati Zoo do for Sloths?

The Cincinnati Zoo cares for sloths near and far by partnering with the Sloth Institute of Costa Rica (TSI) to study sloths, and rescue and rehabilitate those that are injured.

Did you know?
  • There are two types of sloth: The Two-toed sloth and the three-toed sloth. The Cincinnati Zoo is home to the two-toed sloths, but the three-toed sloth is the one most often seen in popular culture. 

  • A sloth is not lazy—they’re just slow! Sloths move slowly to conserve energy.

  • Sloths move so slowly that algae grow in their fur!

Come see our Sloths and more at the Zoo:

Cincinnati Zoo Map

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