In this humorous but informative lecture Lucy will share the secrets of the sloth’s eccentric biology, and reveal that far from being lazy and stupid, sloth is actually a winning strategy in the evolutionary arms race.
As founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society Lucy will reveal how in these fast paced times, we humans have much to learn from the sloth; that being fast is over-rated and, having out-lived the dinosaurs and the woolly mammoths, the sloth is the true king of the jungle. Lucy’s talk is accompanied by photos from her forthcoming book, A Little Book of Sloth, and her viral videos (viewed by over 10 million) that reveal that baby sloths are also exceptionally cute.
Lucy Cooke is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and best-selling author with a Masters in zoology from Oxford university (where she was tutored by Richard Dawkins). Lucy has written, produced and presented natural history programmes for BBC, PBS, Animal Planet and National Geographic Wild (‘Freaks and Creeps’). Her ‘Meet the Sloths’ documentary (Animal Planet) won the coveted Panda popular documentary award at Wildscreen 2014 and went on to become a major international series for Discovery International.
Lucy’s love of sloths led her to found the Sloth Appreciation Society which now has over 10,000 members and over 60,000 avid followers. Lucy’s viral sloth videos have featured on every show from Ellen to John Oliver and earned her the reputation of ‘the Steven Spielberg of sloth film-making’ (The Atlantic). Her first book, A Little Book of Sloth, was a New York Times best-seller.
Monday 21 October
Venue: Stage Two, Norwich Theatre Royal
Cost: £5 per person
One ticket required per person.
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