PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s indoor zoo devoted to birds has an lovable new member: a child two-toed sloth.
The National Aviary launched 5-month-old Vivien Leigh on Tuesday. The aviary says Vivien was acquired from a breeder in Florida.
The sloth will probably be hand-raised by consultants so will probably be comfy round people and well-prepared for its function as an academic ambassador.
Sloths are rainforest animals, however their habitat is quickly diminishing resulting from human exercise. The aviary hopes Vivien will assist train visitors methods they might help defend rainforests.
Visitors will even have the chance to e book an encounter with Vivien starting in February. They can contact the sloth, take pictures and work together along with her in a snug, non-public setting.
She joins two different sloths at the aviary: Rudolph Valentino and Wookiee.