For Hubby's birthday I decided to surprise him with a visit to a sloth sanctuary right here in Oregon. For those of you who didn't know, sloths are Matt's favorite animal! ZWCC provides a safe environment for hundreds of sloths at their 100 acre home. On weekends they open this special place to the public for a fee. It is a fee well worth paying as all of the proceeds go to caring for these unique and endangered animals. The room we entered this afternoon had approximately 10 sloths inside varying in adult age (no babies). We fed them cucumber and pet them for about 40 minutes before our encounter was over. This sanctuary isn't just for sloths either, they also have rescued primates, wolves and cat-like carnivores. Very cool experience indeed!
Notice the wound on the sloth's hand...
this little guy got in a fight over a female.
All the ladies begging for a snack
All the sloths woke up for an afternoon treat
Sweet boy who would also let you kiss him.
Such an amazing animal!
I couldn't help but smile during our visit. These animals are so fun and gentle!