The Show on KJZZ

Listen live weekdays at 9 a.m.

'Survival of the Slowest': Arizona Science Center brings slow animals into our fast-paced lives

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Friday, June 3, 2022 - 11:52am
Updated: Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 8:30am

Audio icon Download mp3 (11.9 MB)

Arizona Science Center Survival of the Slowest exhibit two-toed sloth
Arizona Science Center
JJ, one of the two-toed sloths on display at Arizona Science Center.

For a lot of us, the world moves very quickly. We are in a hurry to get somewhere on the freeway. Our smartphones are constantly dinging. Social media spreads stories faster than we can consider what actually happened.

To help counter that is Arizona Science Center’s current exhibition “Survival of the Slowest,” featuring animals of all shapes and sizes that move at a laconic pace — including sloths and tortoises.

The Show recently sauntered down to the Science Center to learn more from Sari Custer, chief of science and curiosity at the center, and animal care specialist Bronwyn Moore.

Custer started by describing the exhibition, and then we made our way into the habitats of tortoises and iguanas.

More Stories From KJZZ

Science The Show