We just bought a bed

Finally, after trying out countless mattresses, we have selected and bought our new bed. Looking forward to having better nights’ sleep and waking up more comfortable. I really do have some sort of “Princess and the Pea” complex!

Anyway, every sloth should have a beautiful comfy place to lay its head.

Now we just need to get it up the stairs… oh….pillows

New baby sloth at Topeka Zoo, Kansas

On November 20 there was a new arrival at Topeka Zoo in Kansas, USA. A little baby for sloths Jackie and Mocha! See more pics here.

Did you know:

A Hoffmann Sloth like this one (Choloepus hoffmanni) has a gestational period of 11.5 months. This is relatively long compared to other sloth species: the pale-throated three-toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) has a gestational period of 4.5 months and the pygmy three-toed sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus) is 6 months. On average, all sloth species give birth to one baby every year.

Babysloth Topeka

Open Wide

Just got back from my six-month check-up at the dentist. Ouchies. Hate getting my teeth cleaned. Oh well, all done until mid-2015 now. At least my teeth are looking good!

primatography yawn slothImage Credit: Primatography


On Being Sick, Salads, and Sloths

So I’ve come down with the cold doing the rounds in the lab. Ugh. Had to soldier on today as I had a big experiment to finish… if it yields results, it will have been worth it. So today was a long one, 9 til 6:30… but then I got home and the boy was making us a delicious chicken Caesar salad for dinner. All together now, awwww.

Tomorrow I’m going to work from home, and hopefully get myself better. Will need all my sloths around me to make me feel nice and relaxed and sleepy.