The zoo thanks their staff and Dr. John Sallaway for their assistance with Porsche’s ongoing treatment and care.
[UPDATED October 4th: The sloths have moved to their new location in the
Squirrel Monkey exhibit at the Primate Building. They will be available
for public viewing there starting on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. As the zoo says, "Please
keep in mind, they really do like to sleep most of the day!"
[UPDATED September 26th: Jim Moloney, Manager and Curator for Riverview, tell us "Unfortunately we have had another situation to deal with that has put us behind schedule with the sloths. At this time I'm guessing we're going to be about a week later."
[UPDATED: Jim Moloney, Manager and Curator for the Riverview Zoo, tells us, "If we don't run into problems we may be able to have them on exhibit for the weekend of September 28th."]
Porsche and Ferrari, the two sloths that came to the Riverview Zoo from the flood-damaged Calgary Zoo earlier this summer, are settling nicely into their new digs. The sloths arrived at the zoo August 15th and have been in quarantine ever since to adapt to their new surroundings—if all goes well (they have passed all their medical tests so far), they should be on exhibit in the next week or so. The zoo has been tweeting photos and updates in recent weeks (see below) of the sloths as they get used to their new environment. We can't wait to meet them.