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See The Unbelievably Adorable Baby Sloth Just Born At NYC’s Staten Island Zoo

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

See The Unbelievably Adorable Baby Sloth Just Born At NYC’s Staten Island Zoo

Here’s the cutest way to kick off your weekend!

The most adorable, tiny baby sloth was just born at the Staten Island Zoo, and they posted the sweetest photos of it with its mom that will totally melt your heart.

Though the cub was born back in February, they just announced its birth yesterday (April 8) on National Zoo Lovers’ Day. The sloth baby is named Benedict, nicknamed “Benny,” was born to mom CC and dad Sid. He weighed 580g at birth, but put on about another 300 since then!

They say:

“He enjoys riding on mom’s belly and is starting to take a liking to cooked sweet potato. Benny has only recently started to explore real food so he is still often seen nursing. CC and Benny are currently housed off-exhibit, but with the warmer weather, you may catch the pair outside our tropical forest wing.”

Enjoy the cuddly critter in these photos while you await seeing him in person!

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Instagram / @statensislandzoo
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Instagram / @statenislandzoo
Instagram / @statenislandzoo
Instagram / @statenislandzoo
Instagram / @statenislandzoo
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featured image source: Instagram / @statensislandzoo

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