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This baby sloth was rejected by its mum so it clings to a sloth blanket instead

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The blanket comes from the zoo’s own gift shop.

This poor little sloth has had a rough start to life.

Born a couple of weeks ago at Brevard Zoo in Florida, its mum showed no interest in the baby – but luckily staff noticed the issue straight away.

“When we found the baby away from Tango, we tried to reunite them,” said Lauren Hinson, a curator of animals at the zoo. “But the new mother was not nursing, nor did she show interest in the newborn.

An adorable baby sloth
(Brevard Zoo)

Staff are now providing 24/7 care to the newborn, who is the first baby sloth ever born at the zoo, feeding it goat’s milk every two-and-a-half hours.

An adorable baby sloth
(Brevard Zoo)

Heartbreakingly, the baby chose a sloth blanket from the zoo’s gift shop and clings to it in place of holding on to its mother.

A baby sloth being hand fed by zoo staff
(Brevard Zoo)

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