This tiny newborn sloth loves to lick its mom's face


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A pair of two-toed sloths at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed a new baby to the family, born just over a week ago

The newborn is the first child for breeding pair Hersey and Carlos, reports The Associated Press

The baby sloth's sex and measurements, however, have yet to be determined because it is adorably still clinging too tightly to its mother for zookeepers to observe. (Aww.)

Attaching to a mother, according to zoo curator Diane Mulkerin, is an important milestone, along with nursing regularly — all of which the newborn has been doing, giving signs that its health is in top shape Read more...

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