Phase Two—Opening May 2015!
Imagine: all that separates you from a foraging sloth bear is a grove of stalks. This innovative containment feature’s steel pipes mimic bamboo on the bear’s side, securely yielding to the real thing on the visitor’s side.
You’ll see, hear, and smell the lively sloth bears as they interact with state-of-the-art enrichment opportunities throughout the new exhibit. They’ll use their sense of smell and dexterity to retrieve food hidden in digging pits, crack into marrow as they break open bones in a specially designed bone-breaking pit, slurp grubs out of logs in their dry ravine landscape and put their vacuum-like eating style to work at a keeper-assisted feeding demonstration.