Denver Zoo welcomes new two-toed sloth

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This Linne's two-toed sloth was born at the Denver Zoo Thursday. 2 Photo courtesy Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo is welcoming its newest addition–a Linne’s two-toed sloth.

The sloth, whose name and sex have not yet been determined, was born Thursday to the zoo’s 23-year-old female sloth, Charlotte, and her 28-year-old mate, Elliot. 

Zoo veterinarians said the baby is “very healthy.” It is resting with Charlotte in their habitat in Bird World, while Elliot and older sister Baby Ruth, who was born in January 2018, are off-exhibit to give the mom and new baby space to bond. 

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