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2-toed sloth born at Denver Zoo marks first birth of 2018

February 2, 2018

This Jan. 2018 photo provided by the Denver Zoo shows the zoo's sloth, Charlotte and her baby two-toed sloth, in their habitat in Bird World in Denver. The Denver Post reports that the zoo's sloth gave birth to the baby on Sunday, Jan. 28. The mother and her baby made their public debut together on Thursday, Feb. 1. (Laurel Brunson/Denver Zoo via AP)

DENVER (AP) — A two-toed sloth has been born at the Denver Zoo.

The Denver Post reports that the zoo’s sloth named Charlotte gave birth to the baby on Sunday. The mother and her baby made their public debut together on Thursday.

The baby sloth is the zoo’s first announced birth in 2018.

Zoo officials have yet to name the baby or announce its gender.

The baby clung to its mother immediately after birth and will remain attached to her almost exclusively for at least six months.

Sloths are nocturnal animals that spend 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping. They tend to become active from an hour after sunset until about two hours before sunrise.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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