Baby Sloth Update: Meet Fern

Baby Fern is the sixth Linne’s two-toed sloth to be born at the National Aquarium!

Published April 29, 2016

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On the morning of April 25, Rain Forest staff observed our female sloth, Ivy, giving birth. The newborn, named Fern, is Ivy’s fourth baby.  

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Ivy and Fern will continue to rest in an area behind the scenes of our exhibit, while our team closely monitors the health of baby and mom.  

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Stay tuned for more updates on our newest addition!

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