DENVER ZOO CELEBRATES BIRTH OF BABY LINNE’S TWO-TOED SLOTH
The Denver Zoo announced the arrival of a baby Linne’s two-toed sloth, who was born on Sunday, Jan. 28 to Charlotte Greenie, the Zoo’s 21-year-old female sloth, and her 27-year-old mate, Elliot. Charlotte and the baby, whose name has not yet been chosen or gender identified, are both healthy and thriving, and have spent the week resting and bonding prior to their public debut.
Linne’s two-toed sloths, which are also known as the Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth or southern two-toed sloth, are found in the rainforests of South America, primarily in Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. They are a nocturnal species that spend 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping, and become active about an hour after sunset until about two hours before sunrise.