Wild Adventures raising awareness on International Sloth Day

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 19, 2017

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- Thursday marked International Sloth Day, a time to celebrate the adorable, slow-moving creature.

At Wild Adventures, Oscar the two-toed sloth hung out to mark the occasion and to help raise awareness for a bigger cause; conservation efforts for sloths in South America.

"It's one of the better parts of your job," said zookeeper Stephanie Barden. "Knowing that we're making a difference is what drives a lot of us to do what we're doing."

The park is inviting guests to donate all weekend, with proceeds going to a foundation that cares for sloths who are rescued from poachers.

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