Say hello to baby Fern!
On the morning of April 25, zoo staff at National Aquarium‘s Rain Forest observed female sloth Ivy giving birth. Fern is Ivy’s fourth baby and the sixth Linne’s two-toed sloth to be born at the aquarium. This sloth species has a gestation period lasting about 10 months and there is only one baby per litter.
Ivy and Fern are currently behind the scenes where they are resting and bonding. Animal care staff is closely monitoring the health of mom and baby. Stay tuned for updates on this adorable new arrival and announcements on future public debuts.