Binghamton New York Animal Adventure Park Will Welcome Baby Two-Toed Sloth This Spring
The Animal Adventure Park near Binghamton, New York will welcome a baby sloth in the spring of 2021.
According to WSYR, The Animal Adventure Park was excited to announce that current two-toed sloths Ruby and Monroe are expecting a baby this spring:
In January during the facility’s monthly health checks, an ultrasound was performed on Ruby after keepers noticed changes in her size and weight. Another ultrasound was done in March, showing the little one has grown quite a bit"
For those that don't know, two-toed sloths spend most of their time upside down. Also, fun fact, they give birth upside down too.
Gestation is approximately six months, so the baby sloth’s arrival is expected this spring"
Ruby and Monroe are looking forward to the arrival of their new baby.
Get Up Close to Penguins, Sloths, and Otters
You can book a sloth encounter at the Animal Adventure Park. During the encounter, you'll have the opportunity to meet and speak with the sloth keepers for 'Sloth 101' inside the sloth exhibit. Get face to face, hands-on, and even hand feed the resident sloths. Participants must be at least 6 years of age to be in the encounter space and participate. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, which counts as a separate participant. This encounter lasts about 30 minutes.
Keepers will share their wealth of otter knowledge, then allow you to indirectly and directly engage with the otters. Alongside the trainers, you can practice training protocols with the otters, offer them a treat, and shake their paws. The otters will even paint a special portrait for you as a souvenir. You won't be in the otter exhibit directly, but you'll be interacting with them through fencing and contact windows. This encounter is for 2 total guests, and participants must be at least 6 years old. If someone is under the age of 16, they must be accompanied by an adult, which counts as a separate participant. This encounter lasts about 30 minutes.
Meet and speak with the penguin keepers and trainers for 'Penguin 101' in the penguin exhibit. When it's time to "play," you'll be able to hand-feed the penguins. The encounter group will be given 1 foot print painting done by the penguins as a souvenir to remember your encounter. The encounter is for up to 2, or up to 4, total guests. Participants must be at least 6 years old. If someone is under the age of 16, they must be accompanied by an adult, which counts as a separate participant. This encounter lasts about 20 minutes.
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