Baby sloth born, National Aquarium's cuteness factor increases 92 percent

National Aquarium announces birth of a Linee's two-toed sloth.

Welcome to Baltimore, Felize! The National Aquarium today announced the March 30 birth of a Linee's two-toed sloth, the fifth born at the aquarium since 2008.

Felize will make its home at the aquarium's Upland Tropical Rain Forest area.

"The sloths at the National Aquarium provide a rare opportunity for guests and staff alike to be inspired by these amazing animals," Debra Dial, National Aquarium senior aviculturist stated in a press release. “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome our newest addition to the Rain Forest family."

We're assuming at the aquarium has already alerted sloth superfan/actress Kristen Bell about the birth.

Felize is the third baby for Ivy, who came to the National Aquarium in 2007. Xeno, Felize's daddy, was born at the aquarium in 2010.

According to the National Aquarium's website, Felize's gender is yet to be determined. Felize will remain close to Ivy for about a year before setting off independently in the exhibit.

The aquarium's most recent sloth baby, Scout, was born in 2013. Camden was born in 2012, preceded by Howie in 2008 and then Xeno. Another sloth, Syd, came to the aquarium with Ivy.

Linee's two-toed sloths are native to South America and — prepare to be jealous — may sleep up to 20 hours a day, according to the aquarium.

Another fun fact from the National Aquarium: Sloths can mate and give birth hanging upside down.

That should give you a whole new appreciation for Ivy.

 

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