Swinging Into 2023 

London Zoo celebrates not so slow start to the year with birth of adorable baby sloth 

London Zoo has shared adorable pictures and footage of its first 2023 arrival - a baby two-toed sloth, born on New Year’s Day. 

Knowing 16-year-old sloth Marilyn was due any day, zookeepers had kept a close eye on the mum-to-be over Christmas and were thrilled to finally spot two big brown eyes peering out through her fur. 

Baby sloth pokes out tongue at London Zoo (c) ZSL

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It’s A Boy!

The sloth infant born in April at Amersfoort Zoo is a male. The tenth baby for mother Amaka and father Quasimodo makes them the most successful sloth couple in Europe. “With sloths it is very difficult to tell whether it is a male or female. DNA testing provides the answer," says animal caretaker Christel Broekman. “We named the youngster Diego. We think the Spanish name is very appropriate for the sloth that occurs in the wild in Latin America.”

Het luiaardjong dat in april in DierenPark Amersfoort is geboren  is een mannetje

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San Diego Zoo Welcomes Birth of a Linné’s Two-toed Sloth

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 4, 2022) — The San Diego Zoo has announced the birth of a Linné’s two-toed sloth at the Zoo’s new Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp. The baby sloth, a female, was born June 25 to mother Xena (pronounced Zee-na), who was born at the Zoo in 2013 and is one of the Zoo’s most popular Rady wildlife ambassadors. Wildlife care specialists report that the young sloth is doing well, instinctively clinging to her mother, nursing and gaining strength each day.  


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Who’s New At Potawatomi Zoo?

Indiana’s Potawatomi Zoo is so excited to announce the birth of a Linne's two-toed sloth baby at the Zoo! It was born on May 9 to mother Lily and father Lola. They don't know if it's a boy or a girl yet, but it seems healthy!

The baby is living in the Learning Center with its parents. Sloths are naturally nocturnal and arboreal (live in trees), so the baby might be sleeping or tricky to spot. It's the first sloth that's been born at the Zoo that we know of, and we're really looking forward to watching this cute little one grow up!

Baby Sloth Meets Father: The Sloth Family Is Reunited!

The moment we all have been waiting for: the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Sloth Family Reunites!

Grizzly is comfortable and munching away at delicious food, and Teddy and Baby sniff each other. Too adorable!

Saint Augustine will continue to monitor them, but now the whole family is available for viewing at Sloth Landing.

📸Sarah, Bird & Mammal Curator; Ashley, ZooKeeper

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Sloth Born At Amersfoort Zoo

A sloth was born in DierenPark Amersfoort. "It is already the tenth time that mother Amaka carries a baby on her stomach", animal caretaker Christel Broekman says. The Amersfoort sloths Amaka and Quasimodo thus remain the most successful sloth couple in Europe: the couple has given birth to the most young in recent years. Christel: “It is very special that the sloths have been caring for offspring for so long.”

Over een aantal maanden zal de kleine luiaard zelf op onderzoek gaan en zelfstandig leren hangen


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Baby Sloth's Milestones: Baby's First Wellness Exam & Plight of Baby Sloths in Pet Trade

We're excited for St Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park’s baby sloth's first wellness exam with Dr. Garrett Fraess from the University of Florida Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This little one has been hitting all the developmental milestones and is thriving with momma Grizzly.


The sad part is that many baby sloths are being captured and kidnapped from their moms in the wild, who are likely killed themselves, for the pet trade. Baby sloths are complicated to care for and do not thrive without the right care from their moms and the appropriate diet.

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St. Augustine Alligator Farm Is Excited To Welcome Their Newest Arrival: A Baby Sloth

Grizzly and Teddy, St. Augustine Alligator Farm’s resident Hoffmann’s two-toed sloths, have proved once again that age is just a number.  On the morning of February 8th, 2022, they welcomed their fourth offspring.  At 37, Grizzly is one of the oldest sloths to give birth and 47-year-old-male Teddy is one of the oldest sloths ever recorded.  While talking about the surprise of the sloths having a baby at their age; David Drysdale, St. Augustine Alligator Farm’s owner, reflected that they have made their home in St. Augustine which is also home to the Fountain of Youth.  

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Drusillas Zoo Discover Sloth-tastic Surprise Baby!

Drusillas Zoo Park are ecstatic to announce the safe and healthy arrival of a beautiful baby sloth – who’s surprise arrival has delighted their team of keepers.

Sloth mum Halina snuggles new baby at Drusillas Park

On the morning of 29th November, keepers couldn’t believe their eyes when resident sloth female, Halina, wondered down from her bed to say good morning and had a new addition tenderly clinging to her.

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