Thursday, April 21, 2016

2 baby sloths were born at Busch Gardens in Tampa and they are the cutest things ever

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 2:07 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY
  • Photo via Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay welcomed two baby sloths a few weeks ago, and guests will be able to see the cute little creatures very soon. 

The newest Hoffman's two-toed sloth was born March 24, and a Linne's two-toed sloth was born April 2, according to Bay News 9.

The sloths each weigh between 6 and 19 ounces.

At first, the Hoffman's sloth was not nursing regularly, so the animal care team hand-nursed the baby with a syringe every two hours, Bay News 9 reported. The sloth is now healthy and under 24-hour watch.

The Linne's sloth is healthy and being cared for by its mother, while also being closely monitored by the animal care team.   

Guests will be able to see the baby sloths in the park and at Jambo Junction in the coming weeks after the babies get bigger and stronger. 


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