A newborn sloth in the American zoo: video

Новорожденный ленивец в американском зоопарке: видео

Новорожденный ленивец в американском зоопарке: видео

A newborn sloth in the American zoo: video

This two-toed sloth is still very young, and slow and drowsy as an adult!

26 APR 2019 18:23

A pair of two-toed sloths (Choloepus didactylus) in the zoo of Denver (USA, Colorado) once again became the happy parents. The 23-year-old females Charlotte and 28-year-old male Elliot two weeks ago there was a cub, who now can enjoy the zoo visitors.

As reported by the veterinarians, a newborn sloth is healthy and strong. Floor it until the install failed, so the name of the baby is also not yet invented. All the time he spends with his mother Charlotte, tightly clutching her coat and huddled to the abdomen (in this position he will spend the next six months). So as not to disturb the happy mom and baby to get used to each other, his father Elliot, and her older sister, born before moved to another room – in the exposition of the zoo they are not yet exposed.

When the zoo announced the pregnancy of Charlotte, baby all was looking forward to in January. But sloths are very unpredictable creatures, to observe them is difficult because of the nocturnal activity, so the vet just had to watch a mother until April to know that she in a timely manner is gaining weight and eats well.

Zookeepers suggest to visit the sloths in the late afternoon, when Charlotte begins to move more. Although even under this condition, the baby sloth will be difficult to notice among its hairy coat due to the strong maternal embrace and the vegetation in the aviary animals. Staff also asked visitors not too loud to talk so as not to frighten the newborn while he adjusts to life in his new world.

Two-toed sloths, which are also known as sloths, unau, are found in the tropical forests of South America, mainly in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. This nocturnal animals that spend 15 to 20 hours a day asleep, and activity is beginning to show an hour after sunset. For a couple of hours before dawn, they choose the seat, clinging claws-hooks for the branches and once again go into the arms of Morpheus.

Look at the other fantastic animals – young Australian echidna.

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