It was amazing to be able to be so close to the sloth! Robbie fed Curly, cucumbers. At one point, Curly fell asleep with food hanging from his mouth. When we went into the meerkat exhibit, they all came running up to us. We fed them live worms that looked like caterpillars. They were very curious about Robbie’s leg brace. They were soft like kittens, but the keepers said that they have strong jaws and can really bite hard if they feel threatened.
This all started when one of the zoo keepers recognized Robbie from the last time we lived in Houston and asked if he wanted to see the sloth again. It took a couple months before Robbie felt well enough between chemo to have a longer zoo visit. They contacted us recently and set everything up.