24 Feb Alabama Safari Park Welcomes Its Newest and Slowest Residents to the Zoo
by Katie King |Katie@ewbullock.com
Alabama Safari Park Welcomes Its Newest and Slowest Residents to the Zoo
Hope Hull, Ala. (February 24, 2022) —Alabama Safari Park is excited to welcome its two newest, and its slowest, mammals to the zoo: Flash and Lima, Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths.
Native to the tropical rainforests of South America, sloths spend much of their time hanging from vines and trees, supporting themselves. Nocturnal in nature, these silent animals spend 15-20 hours per day sleeping, waking at night to feed or move to a new tree. A champion of camouflage, sloths have unique hair follicles which allow for algae growth, and in turn, allow them to blend in perfectly to their jungle habitat and help protect them against predators.
The new Alabama Safari Park sloth exhibit is now open in the walk-thru portion of the Park, allowing visitors to watch Flash and Lima explore their habitat. As a conservation fundraiser, the Park will be offering behind-the-scenes educational tours to meet the pair up-close and personal. Guests can learn about their diets and lifestyle straight from animal care staff, and also have the opportunity to feed them.
Sloth fans simply can’t miss out on this experience. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. A portion of the proceeds is dedicated to protecting wild sloths in their natural habitat. For more information about the Alabama Safari Park’s conservation efforts, click here.
Alabama Safari Park is a 350-acre drive-thru adventure with more than 700 animals from around the world. The Park supports wildlife conservation in 135+ countries globally through financial aid, public education, captive breeding, and habitat preservation. The Park is open at 9 a.m. daily, with the last admission one hour before closing. It is conveniently located south of Montgomery, just off I-65, exit 158. Visit www.alabamasafaripark.com for updates, hours, events, and more.
About Alabama Safari Park
Alabama Safari Park is one of four zoological facilities operated by the Zoofari Parks LLC, working in conjunction with the Gulf Breeze Zoo and the Virginia Safari Park (and soon-to-be-open Texas Safari Park) to provide aid to over 135 countries around the world. Trying to solve the world’s continually changing wildlife concerns, the Alabama Safari Park collaborates with other zoos and field experts to support Rhinoceros and Elephant anti-poaching units, install artificial nest sites for wild Penguins, and translocate Giraffe across the Nile to boost sustainable genetics. The Alabama Safari Park is privately owned and receives no state or federal tax support. Funding for conservation programs is made possible through the continued support of zoo guests. Conservation is fundamental in our daily operations and visitors are encouraged to join us in making a difference on this journey.