Happy Birthday, Scout!

Published November 17, 2014

Today, we’re celebrating Scout’s first birthday!

Scout the Baby Sloth and mother Ivy.  Photo property of National Aquarium.

Scout, a Linne’s two-toed sloth, was born at the Aquarium last November. Since then, he’s spent most of his time cozied up to mom, Ivy, snacking on sweet potatoes and fruit.

Scout the Baby Sloth and mother Ivy.  Photo property of National Aquarium.

Linne’s two-toed sloths are found throughout the rain forests of South America. They spend most of their time napping in the trees, only climbing down about once a week to urinate or defecate.

Did you know? Sloths even mate and give birth while hanging upside down!

Can’t celebrate with Scout in-person today? Leave him a birthday message in the comments section!

 

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