- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Topeka Zoo is celebrating the birth of a Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (https://bit.ly/2gPAwCt ) reports the sloth named Newt was born Wednesday morning. Zoo staff hasn’t determined Newt’s gender.

Zoo director Brendan Wiley says it’s difficult to know a newborn sloth’s gender without a physical examination, and staff plans to not disturb Newt and the mother unless there is a medical concern.

Newt is offspring number fourteen of its mother 26-year-old Jackie.

Hoffmann’s Two-toed sloths are native to a small area of Central and South America. They are threatened by deforestation.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com


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