New Braunfels zoo welcomes baby sloth

NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS - The number of animals at New Braunfels' Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is slowly growing!

The zoo has announced the birth of a Linnaeus's Two-Toed Sloth, born on November 17th.

Zoo staff members say that the birth was an unexpected surprise. Signs of pregnancy can be hard to spot in a sloth because of their thick fur and sedentary lifestyle.

The zoo states that this birth "illustrates a massive success in providing the right environment for healthy life in captivity while encouraging natural reproductive behavior."

Staff members at the zoo will closely monitor the health of the newborn sloth. The zoo says that the mother sloth has fully embraced motherhood.

The zoo says that the baby sloth will one day be "an animal ambassador for its species." Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo will be holding a naming contest for the new sloth on their Facebook page starting December 1st.

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