DENVER (AP) - A 19-year-old female Linnaeus’s (li-NEE-us) two-toed sloth is calling the Denver Zoo her new home.
Zoo officials say the sloth named Charlotte Greenie arrived in the Mile High City in early June and now is on display with her new mate, a 24-year-old male named Elliot.
Charlotte was introduced to Elliot on July 13, and the two spend time together perched in the trees and sleeping next to each other.
Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths are an arboreal and nocturnal species native to Central and South America, including Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. They spend much of their time upside-down and sleep between 15 and 20 hours a day.
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