Aging Sloths Get Their Own Retirement Home Where They Can Take It Slow In Their Golden Years

Folly Farm opened the special facility, which is currently home to two senior sloths, in November 2018

Crawl, don’t walk, to Folly Farm‘s new sloth retirement home.

According to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the adventure park in zoo in Begelly, Wales, open this unique resting home in November 2018.

The sloth retirement home is designed to be a place of rest and relaxation for aging zoo sloths. By taking in senior sloths, Folly Farm is freeing up space at other zoos for younger, breeding sloths and providing two- and three-toed retirees with a space that is designed to serve them.

“Aching muscles, creaking joints and slowing down a bit are all things that happen to us as we get older, and most animals are no different. With the older sloths, we might boil their root vegetables to make them softer and easier to eat and, if they’re showing signs of old age, add supplements like cod liver oil into their diet,” Tim Morphew, Folly Farm’s zoo curator, said in a statement. “Depending on how they get on, we might also look at adapting the enclosure to make the floor deeper and reduce the height of branches, so they don’t have as far to climb down.”