Infant Sloth Born At Minnesota Zoo — Slowly Makes Debut

(credit: Minnesota Zoo)

(credit: Minnesota Zoo)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Zoo announced that its infant two-toed sloth — born on Feb. 3 — is slowly making its public debut on the Tropics Trail.

It’s only the second sloth infant to be born at the Zoo and is a significant achievement for the sloth breeding program, the Zoo says.

For visitors, however, the mother and infant may not always be visible to the public while bonding and getting used to their exhibit.

Sloths, sometimes called the slowest animals on earth, move slowly along branches high on the forest canopy, conserving energy and avoiding detection from predators. They are found in the coastal and mountainous tropical forests of Central America and northern South America.

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