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Baby Sloth Makes Debut for National Aviary Visitors

Feb 26, 2016 05:37PM ● By Vanessa Orr
A baby Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth captured the hearts of millions after travelling to the National Aviary via private jet on Monday, Feb. 8.  On Feb. 12, visitors to the National Aviary, located in Pittsburgh, got to see the new baby sloth for the first time.

For now, the baby sloth is living in a portion of the National Aviary’s hospital called the Avian Care Center, where he can cuddle up next to a window that gives visitors an up-close look. Hundreds of guests visited to greet the baby sloth today, gushing “oohs” and “awws” over his adorable stretches and furry features as they watched his first public feeding times.

Many have asked about the new sloth’s name. The National Aviary began holding an online auction on Tuesday, Feb. 16 on Ebay allowing members of the public to bid for the chance to name the baby sloth while supporting the National Aviary’s conservation-oriented mission.

Visitors can see the baby sloth daily for a limited time; he’ll remain in the Avian Care Center until he’s old enough to greet guests as an animal ambassador.