I read that the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford had recently acquired a 2 toe sloth and made a mental note to check it out. We drove down one Sunday morning and it wasn't too crowded at all. The zoo is really small and easily seen in an hour or two.
Loved this train that goes all the way around the whole zoo which is a good ride.
We started in the rainforest exhibit. Lots of colourful fish.
Unfortunately Bernardo the sloth was waaayyyyy at the top of his habitat and didn't come down at all. I went back into the exhibit before we left and he was still up there.
The birds and monkeys were also hiding for the most part.
There are a couple of seals.
There's one buffalo
I fell in love with Ellie, an adorable possum.
The otters were adorable too.
Another shot of Ellie.
This is a cute little zoo to check out. We ate at the food court style restaurant which I thought was great. He had a pulled pork sandwich that he thought was a bit dry but my burger was awesome. I don't think that I'll go back to see the sloth though. It never occurred to me that he wouldn't be right there, visible for the public. Poor thing would probably rather be back in the rainforest! Same thing with the black bears; they were also hiding in the rocks of their habitat. Buttonwood Park Zoo is worth stopping at if you find yourself in New Bedford.