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The Brooklyn Children's Museum welcomes an adorable sloth

The Brooklyn Children's Museum welcomes an adorable sloth
Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Children's Museum

Perhaps New Yorkers can take a few cues from Roger. 

The super-slow (yet super-cute) sloth is subletting a space at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, and he doesn't appear to be in any rush. What a feeling! So few urbanites can relate. 

In the new exhibit, "Survival of the Slowest," one of your favorite kids' museums examines evolutionary science in a unique way: from the perspective of nature's slowest creatures, like Roger and his pals, including a blood python and a roughneck monitor. Until Feb 2, visitors can learn about 19 various habitats and how being a tad lethargic can work to creatures' advantages. If only this was the case for New Yorkers when trying to catch a rush-hour subway. 

Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Children's Museum

Produced by Canadian exhibition company Little Ray’s Nature Centres, "Survival of the Slowest" is new to the U.S. and certainly deserves a spot on your list of fall activities for kids. Why not take some time to appreciate the way the smaller, slower and weaker animals adapt to the environment around them? Also, what kiddo is going to refuse live encounters with animals from around the globe?

Photograph: Courtesy Winston Williams/Brooklyn Children’s Museum

If your little ones are looking to learn more about cool creatures, check out our favorite petting zoos for kids in the area or stop by our go-to zoos in New York City. We'd encourage you to hurry, but that's definitely not Roger's style. 

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