Academy of Natural Sciences features animals without the need for speed

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's called "Survival of the Slowest" — a new exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, featuring a live sloth and other animals.

Visitors who listen carefully might hear Lou Lou, a 9-month-old two-toed sloth, snacking on a sweet potato and rice mixture. Wait for it, and she'll slowly blink or wink her chestnut-colored eyes.

There are other slow-moving critters to examine, including snakes, frogs, scorpions and lizards. A handler might even remove some of them from their enclosures so visitors can get an even closer look.

"Survival of the Slowest" opens Saturday and runs through Sept. 20.