Our next Corks and Canvas painting party returns Thursday, July 19 featuring the Linnaeus’ Two-Toed Sloth! Bring your friends, family members, and your favorite wine for a fun night out making art! Whether you’re a contemporary Rembrandt or have never held a paintbrush, you’ll be sure to create a unique piece of art to call your own. Enjoy a night out at the Zoo, sipping wine while creating your very own masterpiece!
Arrival time is 5:30PM (gates open). Painting begins promptly at 6:00PM and runs until approximately 8:00PM. BYOB.
Guests will be receiving all supplies they need to create their masterpieces. Your $35 fee includes:
*Weather permitting, this event may be held outdoors under our Penguin Pavilion.
Unlike most animals, the sloth’s brownish-gray fur grows from their stomach to their back. This allows rain to run off their bodies as they hang from trees. They have long curved claws that allow them to hang from and move across branches. Their backs may appear green due to symbiotic algae growth. This green tint helps camouflage these animals from predators. Sloths are known for their extremely slow movement, only moving at approximately 6-8 feet per minute!
Males are solitary, females can be found in groups. Females will give birth to a single young after a 10 month gestation. Mothers will carry their young for up to nine months after birth, but obtain the strength to move on their own after 5 weeks. Females reach sexual maturity at 3 years old, males at 4-5 years old. Although they spend most of their time up in trees, they are also skilled swimmers. This skill is very helpful for traveling across rivers or streams that are commonly found in their wet habitat.
Proceeds from this event will go towards Lehigh Valley Zoo’s North American River Otter Exhibit Renovation.
North American River Otters have nearly disappeared from lakes and rivers around the continent. Once inhabiting nearly all large rivers, river otters have been hunted for their thick, waterproof fur. In addition, water pollution affects otters by killing their natural prey, fish, severely reducing many species’ populations. Lehigh Valley Zoo participates in the AZA Species Survival Plan (SSP) to repopulate otters into the wild.
Our current otter habitat has provided a home for otters for over two decades. While it has been a good home for our otters, we would like to create a more natural environment that simulates a natural river life that promotes otter breeding. We want to build an underwater Otter Playground! Proceeds from this Corks & Canvas painting party event will go toward helping us achieve that goal!
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