We have been in partnership with the Dallas World Aquarium (DWA) since 2002. Located in downtown Dallas, the DWA features Costa Rican sloths in their seven-story Orinoco Secrets of the River exhibit that highlights the unique biodiversity of this important Central and South American rainforest ecosystem.
The exhibit showcases six rescued, hand-reared sloths—three Bradypus variegatus and three Choloepus hoffmanni—for “conservation through education.” Educating youth about deforestation and its detrimental effects on sloths’ natural habitat is a key step in raising conservation awareness.
Over the years, the DWA has generously supported the Sloth Sanctuary with equipment, medical supplies and guidance. They coordinated the architectural design of our “Slothpital” medical facility, something that would have been difficult to achieve using only domestic resources.
Association of Zoos and Aquariums Accredited since 1997
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Member since 2000