Sloth nutrition guide – updates and future needs


Bissell H. 2021. Sloth nutrition guide – updates and future needs. In Brooks M, Koutsos E, and Henry B Eds. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition Foundation and AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Virtual.


The PAX TAG/Sloth TAG recently released a Sloth Nutrition Guide. Included are recommendations for diet and feeding, fecal scoring, and target nutrient composition. This presentation reviews the highlights of that document and lays out requests for future work needed to improve sloth nutritional husbandry.

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