There’s a new sloth in town. Denver Zoo announced today the public debut of a soon-to-be-named baby Linne’s sloth, a two-toed sloth that was born this past weekend to Charlotte Greenie, the Zoo’s 21-year-old female sloth, and her 27-year-old mate, Elliot.
Charlotte and the baby sloth, whose gender has yet to be announced, are both healthy and thriving, having spent the last week slothing around and bonding before making their public debut. The Zoo reports that the baby clung to Charlotte immediately after birth and will remain attached to her almost exclusively for at least six months.
Linne’s—short for Linnaeus and named for the Swedish botanist— sloths are found in the rainforests of South America, primarily in Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil. They are a nocturnal species, spending 15 to 20 hours per day sleeping.
Starting February 1, guests will be able to see Charlotte and her new baby in their habitat at Bird World.