(St. Augustine, Fla.) – On Friday, August 16 at 10:00 am, officials at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Zoo’s newest exhibit featuring Hoffman’s two-toed sloths named Teddy and Grizzly. Immediately following the ribbon-cutting, Sarah Patterson, Bird and Mammal Curator, will offer comments on this remarkable species and what the new additions will mean to the historic Alligator Farm. The new sloths—a male and a female—will then be released into their rainforest habitat. The event will conclude with a public celebration featuring sloth cupcakes and a special educational kiosk in operation until noon.

Media should make plans to attend the release of the rainforest sloths into their new exhibit at 10:00 am on Friday, August 16, 2019. The event will take place at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, 999 Anastasia Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL, 32080.


The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is one of Florida’s oldest and most treasured attractions. Since 1893, it has provided visitors with exciting and educational opportunities to interact with a wide range of crocodilians, reptiles, mammals, and birds. Located on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, The Alligator Farm features natural exhibits, wildlife shows, and educational demonstrations. In 1992, The Alligator Farm was designated a U.S. Historic District. For more information, visit www.alligatorfarm.com.

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