A Linné’s two-toed sloth was born at the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee, on March 17, and zoo staff said she is already best friends with a stuffed animal elephant. Female Lua was born to parents Marilyn and Sparky.
Lua means “moon” in Portuguese, according to a release from the zoo. This was the first successful Linné two-toed sloth birth at the Memphis Zoo. Marilyn has birthed two other infants, but they did not survive. Zookeepers made the decision to hand-rear Lua to better her survival. She is not on exhibit yet. Credit: Memphis Zoo via Storyful