Tuesday, July 28, 2009

it's a sloth, if you're wondering

We visited the Vancouver Aquarium recently to visit our old friend the tropical sloth (I don't think it has a name?). Took awhile to spot it, since it was hiding way up high among the tree blossoms. I tried to get the best photo I could... waited and waited, and then it occurred to me that.. oh yah, it's a sloth... it's going to take forever to move and turn to even face me. So short of poking it with a stick (which is not allowed of course), I would have had to wait a long long time in that tropical heat. So this is the resulting photo... a mysterious fur ball in some branches... I am not even sure which side is the head... I think the top?

18 comments:

Marni said...

Cool photo, even if you're not sure where it's head is! LOL!

Nicole said...

Great picture! I went to the Indianapolis zoo yesterday and saw one as well! So cool!

LoveLeeSoaps said...

Neat photo!

Mallory said...

i love watching sloths, even if they don't do much. they're pretty rare to find at zoos in my experience though... yet another reason i want to go to vancouver.

readingsully2 said...

Neat, Valerie.

Stacey said...

I really like sloths, they know how to relax and take life slowly.

our little love nest said...

I am so loving the fuzzy hairball! xoxo

idreamofcrafting said...

I live in MN and there is one at the Como Conservatory...I think. It might be fake, it really NEVER EVER moves!

Kate8085 said...

You are always introducing me to new animals. I love it!
He was a little camera shy I think.

MySweetBabyCakesBowtique said...

That is very interesting, never seen one before.

Little Gray Pixel said...

I always do the same thing at zoo, try to direct the animals so I can take the perfect shot. Yeah, it never happens, despite my best coaxing. :-)

thecraftbegins said...

They have a sloth in the Denver zoo that's not even in a cage, it just has a room that it lives in because everyone knows its not going anywhere. It's my favorite exhibit.

RosyRevolver said...

oh, i want one!! really any animal with fur and tail is cute to me . . . great photo, no face needed!

Samantha said...

Aw, I love sloths. :)

Kylie B said...

Oh wow neat photo :)

The Stapelia Company said...

There's something about that whole paragraph that cracks me up; the cute resident sloth, the waiting for it to move and the poking it with a stick... Love sloths.

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Sllloth!!! I want to touch one so bad. I heard they are actually pretty viscous (from an unreliable source of a 9 year old)...Or was that a koala bear? One of the two :)

a.barefoot said...

Aww...love it. My husband held a sloth in Peru last year. He's very slow (not mentally or anything, just...in general, hahaa) and they became good friends for 5min.