Brevard County

Brevard Zoo welcomes third baby sloth in its history

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Brevard Zoo’s newest resident is a tiny Linnaeus’s two-toed baby sloth.

The little one was born under the zoo’s care on April 8 to parents 15-year-old mother Sammy and 18-year-old father Dustin.

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The zoo said the baby has yet to be named or sexed, but will be in and out of public view as it clings tightly to its mother.

Zoo officials said this is the third baby sloth in the zoo’s history and its first in more than two years.

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Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.