First look: Adorable baby sloth born at Brevard Zoo

Third sloth baby born in zoo’s history

For those of you who love sloths, this news will make your day: The cutest two-toed sloth was born at the Brevard Zoo on April 8.

The baby was born to 15-year-old mother Sammy and 18-year-old father Dustin and marks the third sloth baby in the zoo’s history, Brevard Zoo staff said in a news release.

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First look: Adorable baby sloth born at Brevard Zoo (Credit: Brevard Zoo) (Brevard Zoo)

Both mother and baby, whose gender or name has not been revealed yet, can at times be seen in public viewing. They both appear to be thriving, zoo officials said.

Sloths have a 10-month gestation period. Zoo officials said they used positive reinforcement techniques to train Sammy to stay still for ultrasound exams as they monitored the fetus’s development.

To get your sloth fix, you can visit the Brevard Zoo to see the adorable duo.

Zoo officials warn sloths, while adorable, should not be kept as pets.


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