×
VISITORS: Despite the government shutdown, the Zoo is OPEN Monday, Jan. 22. The Smithsonian can use prior year funds still available to us to do so. Please check back for updates.
Share this page:

Sloth Bears Updates Apr 04, 2013

Our 15 week-old sloth bear cub had a check up yesterday, and he received a clean bill of health! Veterinarians examined his eyes, mouth and nose; they listened to his heart and lungs; and they checked his limbs and feet. He also received his first vaccinations.

As a treat for cooperating for the exam he received some honey water in a bottle from one of his keepers.