Reid Park Zoo Sloth

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Brought to you by Reid Park Zoo

Meet Gwen, the Linné’s two-toed sloth from the Reid Park Zoo!

Gwen's habitat features both indoor and outdoor spaces for the sloth, with lots of perching for Gwen to “hang out,” as sloth’s hook-link fingers and toes allow them to do.

The habitat also features a beautiful mural by local artist Alejandra Trujillo, featuring a South American dreamscape from a Linné’s two-toed sloth’s point of view.

Gwen is most active early in the morning.

Guests can show their love for sloths as a species by being mindful when shopping, and choosing to purchase products that are sustainably sourced. Sloths are at risk in the wild due to habitat loss for agriculture and human development. One way to know if a product has been sustainably grown and harvested is to look for symbols from organizations that go through a certification process to prove they are operating in a way that is not harming the wildlife, workers, or the habitat.