Oregon Zoo

This Two-Toed Sloth Enjoys The Simpler Things In Life (Don't They All?)

March 21, 2018 - 1:48 pm

By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

This rescued sloth enjoys the simpler pleasures in life: Josie just can’t get enough of eating her teasy apples -- slooooowly of course!

When the zoo's Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth has an apple in her hand, she’s sure to take full advantage of the incredible moment, savoring every last bit.

Josie was taken from the wild for exotic trade and adopted by a woman who was unable to provide proper care. Thankfully she was donated to the kind caretakers at the Oregon Zoo where she now spends her time as an ambassador animal. Small groups are welcomed to visit Josie and learn about the species in general as well as her own individual story.

Aside from her many, many naps, Josie gets to spend her days lounging around and munching on her favorite foods -- ah the life of a sloth!

To follow along with Josie's story, visit OregonZoo.com.