A Sloth Journals His Journey to ZooMontana

Be sure to follow him @sloth_zoomontana on Instagram! 

Also be sure to check out his page over at Visit Billings!

Thanks for all of the name suggestions! My friends at @stockmanbank narrowed it down to five and now you can vote for your favorite. Just click on the link in my bio to help us pick the best name for me. In the meantime, Director Jeff told me that my formal scientific name is “Choloepus Hoffmanni.” But you can just call me Choloepus until we tally your votes. (VOTING NOW CLOSED)

It's official! After more than 1,000 different name suggestions and 8,000 votes on the final five choices, you can now call me ... WINSTON! Thank you to my friends at @StockmanBank, and to all of you who shared name ideas and voted. I love my new name! I even mustered the energy to show you my excited face. Just curious ... is this how humans get names, too?

I’m getting so excited (as excited as a sloth can be) to meet all of my new friends at @ZooMontana. Director Jeff and I are just working on making sure I’m ready to start welcoming visitors, so I’m currently hanging out in this super top secret bunker at the Zoo. I should be moving into my new habitat very soon. More accurately, someone else will be moving me. After that journey to get here, I’m DONE. Do you have any idea what it’s like driving a moving truck while you’re upside-down?

#FlashBackFriday to when I was just a baby sloth. So young. So innocent.

Wowza! Look at my new house! My friends at @StockmanBank@VisitMontana@MontanasTrailhead, and everyone here at ZooMontana did such a great job, don't you think? I can finally start to meet all of my new friends out there!

I know you've been waiting so patiently, but please be sure to check with my humans here at @ZooMontana (www.ZooMontana.org) before you visit. I've been told that the Zoo may need to limit how many visitors are here at the same time for health and safety reasons. But don't worry - after all of that effort, I'm not going anywhere!

Happy #InternationalSlothDay from your favorite sloth! Oh wait ... it was yesterday? It took me that long to write that? Well they should have really considered making it a two-day affair. How are all of the sloths on social media supposed to get posts out so quickly?!? I'm going to write someone a strongly worded letter.

Had some friends from @StockmanBank over to my new pad. They brought something called “cookies” that appear to look a lot like me! #ZooMontana #VisitBillings