Birth Of Baby Sloth Celebrated At Hattiesburg Zoo

July 29, 2022

A sloth family gave birth to a healthy baby boy earlier this month at the Hattiesburg Zoo in Mississippi.

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Hattiesburg Zoo / Facebook

The Linnaeus sloths took their grand, old time announcing their latest addition to the family.

On July 5, the zoo's female, two-toed sloth, Mo, gave birth to a boy that was dubbed Lumpawaroo, a name almost immediately shortened to "Lumpy."

baby sloth born hattiesburg zoo
Hattiesburg Zoo / Facebook

Lumpy is Mo's third live birth at the Hattiesburg Zoo. He weighed 626 grams (1.4 lbs) at birth.

He joins his older sisters, Maple and Mochi, and father Chewbacca (Chewy).

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Hattiesburg Zoo / Facebook

Baby Lumpy and Mommy Mo will be on display for the first time Saturday, July 30th.

baby sloth born hattiesburg zoo
Hattiesburg Zoo / Facebook

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