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Sloth exhibit arrives at Metro Richmond Zoo

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 16:46:45-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A new sloth exhibit has arrived at the Metro Richmond Zoo.

The new habitat, called Animals of the Amazon, features different species of animals native to the Amazon rainforest and other parts of South America.

The species include two-toed sloths, red-rumped agouti (a type of rodent), and 2 species of tortoise and turtles.

The Animals of the Amazon exhibit allows guests to see different species of animals coexisting as they might in the wild and is designed to mimic layers of a natural ecosystem: turtles in the water below, tortoises and rodents on the forest floor, and sloths living in the foliage above.

The zoo is operating at 50% capacity and all ticket should be purchased online prior to arrival.