The Salisbury Zoo recently acquired a female sloth, named Bayou, from the Audubon Zoo. Bayou was born in November 2020. Her parents, Buttercup and Raven, were residents of the Salisbury Zoo, until they were transferred to the Audubon Zoo in October 2020.
Bayou is currently in quarantine, but will soon have access to her outdoor exhibit and will be viewable to the public.
According to zoo keepers, Bayou loves apples and sweet potatoes. Salisbury Zoo has a long history of exhibiting two-toed sloths.
Two-toed sloths have two toes on the front feet and three toes on the back feet. They are used to hanging upside down from tree branches.