Baby sloth born at National Aquarium

BALTIMORE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The National Aquarium has set up a baby registry for a two-toed sloth born last month.

Scout, a Linne's two-toed sloth born November 17 to mother Ivy, is the fourth born at the National Aquarium. Scout is the newest addition to the Upland Tropical Rain Forest.

You can shower Scout with gifts by making a donation Scout needs vegetables, fruit, micro-chipping and monthly checkups.

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"Our team is thrilled to welcome another baby sloth to our Rain Forest habitat," said Ken Howell, National Aquarium Curator - Upland Tropical Rain Forest. "It is an honor to work with these incredible animals and inspire our guests to learn more about the ways they can protect them. All donations are greatly appreciated to help care for this not-so-little one."

Sloths Syd and Ivy came to the aquarium in May 2007 from a private captive breeder in South Florida. Howie, Xeno and Camden were born at the aquarium in 2008, 2010 and 2012, respectively.

Linne's two-toed sloths are commonly found in South America's rain forests, where they spend almost their entire lives in the trees.

Photos courtesy of National Aquarium.


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