Raisin, born in 2015, now lives at another zoo.
Sloth arrivals are often a surprise at most zoos. Zoo Atlanta had a chance to prepare for the new addition, after successfully administering an ultrasound to mother Bonnie.
The baby was born Nov. 4. Caretakers have not yet determined the baby’s gender. After that occurs, they will begin shopping for a name for the little one.
Hoffmann’s two-toed sloths are native to Central and South America. They are not classified as endangered, but their populations are threatened by habitat destruction and the pet trade.
The little one will go on exhibit later. But there’s no hurry.