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Denver Zoo prepares to welcome baby sloth

January 13, 2018

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Zoo is getting ready to welcome a baby sloth.

The Denver Post reports the sloth will be the first offspring of Charlotte and Elliot, who were matched as part of a species survival program. Sloths have a 10-month gestation period, so the new arrival could come anytime now through late February.

Charlotte, a Linne’s two-toed sloth, is believed to be between seven and 10 months pregnant.

Visitors can spot her in one of the top corners of a room in Bird World, where she is expected to give birth.


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

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