May 16, 2019

Help Name Denver Zoo’s Newest Sloth

How you can vote for our baby sloth’s name during your next visit 

Baby sloth is a BOY! And we want you to help name him! Denver Zoo’s second Linne’s two-toed sloth baby was born on April 11 to mom, Charlotte and dad, Elliot. Our animal care staff narrowed the list down to three names, and starting Monday, May 20, you can vote for your favorite! 

The Names 

  • Wookiee 
  • Lando 
  • Kylo 

How You Can Vote 

  • Visit Denver Zoo anytime between May 18 and June 9. 
  • Make a donation online before your visit, at the ticket window, 4D Theater or Train/Carousel window and receive a token.
  • Minimum $1 donation required to vote. All proceeds from your donation will benefit Denver Zoo’s conservation efforts here and around the world. 
  • Each $1 donation equals one vote, and you can donate more for more tokens! 
  • Choose the name you like best and place your token in our voting booth located on the welcome plaza. 
  • The winning name will be announced in our newsletter on June 14 and on social media June 17. 

Once you vote, make sure to come see Charlotte and the new baby in their Bird World exhibit. Please note that a clear view of the baby might be impaired by foliage or Charlotte’s tight embrace. Keepers say the best time to visit is late in the afternoon when Charlotte is more likely to be moving around and ask that you keep your voices low while the baby adjusts to life in its new world. Be sure to follow us oFacebookTwitter and Instagram for regular baby sloth updates!  



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