COMM: The team at Memphis Zoo recently welcomed an exciting new arrival, a Linne’s two-toed
sloth baby. LADY: She is 534.5. LADY: Are you looking at your weight? COMM: Baby Lua which means “moon” in Portuguese was born to mother Marilyn and father Sparky
on the 17th March. COMM: Marilyn had previously given birth to a number of other babies, but sadly none had survived. COMM: Because of this, the zoo keepers made the decision to hand rear Lua, so she had
the best chance of survival, and so far she has being doing great. COMM: Helping the zookeepers with their new infant is a stuffed elephant toy, which will
help the newborn strengthen her limbs and mimic the behaviour she would have had with
her mother. COMM: Sloths are arboreal, which means tree-dwelling and as a result they spend most of their time
upside down. In the wild, they are found in rainforests, predominantly north of the Amazon river. COMM: Baby Lua is being bottle fed every two hours and will continue to be hand reared
by the zoo for the first year of her life.