Finally! A Baby Sloth Arrives
February 09, 2023
Please join us in welcoming the newest addition to Denver Zoo’s animal family—a highly-anticipated sloth baby! After months of patiently waiting, officials are delighted to share that their Linne’s two-toed sloth baby finally made its debut on Thursday, January 26 to parents Charlotte and Elliot. This healthy birth is a conservation win for the slow-moving species, and Denver Zoo gives a huge shoutout to their Tropical Discovery animal care and veterinary medicine teams who provided specialized care throughout Charlotte’s pregnancy to ensure both mom and baby were thriving. A recent neonate exam confirmed that Charlotte and her adorable new baby continue to thrive in their Tropical Discovery home and that this little one is strong, healthy, and nursing like a pro. Charlotte does have access to the public-facing part of her treetop habitat, so you may be able to catch a glimpse of mama and her tiny bundle during your next visit the Zoo! While sloth babies usually cling to their mothers for six months and may continue nursing up to a year, you can take a look at this cutie in the Zoo’s latest Baby Bulletin, presented by SCL Health, now Intermountain Healthcare. Stay tuned for more updates, including how you can take part in naming Denver’s newest resident!
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