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  • June 19, 2015

Come meet the young sloth

  • Biodôme
Photo: Espace pour la vie (Claude Lafond)

From June 20 to September 7, you can see something very special at the Montréal Biodôme – a baby sloth hanging out and interacting with its mother in the Nature's Slowpokes habitat. Slow down to their speed and enjoy this opportunity to relax. The baby, a male, was born on December 17. He clings onto his mother and is exploring his environment, a sign that he’s in good health.  

Linger with Nature's Slowpokes

As you stroll along the pathway designed by Artistic Director Marie-Claire Lagacé, you can explore the Biodôme in a new light. In the sloths’ temporary habitat, you’re invited to lounge lazily and watch the mother and baby, along with a number of tortoises. Earlier on, sound showers will immerse you in the sounds of the tropical forest and an installation consisting of long strings and floating notes will offer entertaining facts and anecdotes explaining what slowness means for various species. In the amphitheatre, you can enjoy the Symphony of Life, which portrays the story of an imaginary sloth through music and movement. Smiles and surprises guaranteed for visitors of all ages. 

New: animal yoga

Every Saturday and Sunday, at 11 a.m., the whole family can do some yoga poses inspired by the animals at the Biodôme. On June 21, to mark the International Day of Slowness, three sessions will be offered, at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., outdoors or in the Planetarium if it rains.

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