In the Novosibirsk zoo for the first time born baby two-toed sloth

© RIA Novosti / Valery Citiesreference in fotoreceptori zoo. Archival photoIn the Novosibirsk zoo for the first time born baby two-toed sloth© RIA Novosti / Valery Citiesreference the image Bank

Female two-toed sloth, arrived in Novosibirsk from Ekaterinburg in may this year, gave birth to a cub is the first offspring of two-toed sloths at the zoo.

«My mom was Milena, the female two-toed sloth, which arrived in Novosibirsk from Ekaterinburg in may of this year. As it turned out, Milena at the time of moving I was pregnant,» — said on Wednesday at the zoo.

The zoo said that in the first days after birth behavior of females has changed dramatically. She did not want to admit to the cub. Over time, however, Milena calmed down, convinced of the safety.

«The first week of their lives baby was on the mother, clinging onto her fur. Now, when the cub is two months old, he makes the first attempt independent steps, i.e., gets detached from the mother and for a while was crawling on a branch. But most of the time he still spends with the mother», — told in the zoo.

Little sloth is already actively eating adult food, including fruit, but the gender of the cub has not been determined.

Two-toed sloth is one of two extant species of two-toed sloths. In nature, they inhabit tropical forests of Northern South America. Sloths are very slow animals.

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