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Fans on Facebook can name Busch Gardens' baby sloth

The female baby sloth born at Busch Gardens on April 2 needs a name, and the park is asking the public to vote on its Facebook page.

She is a Linne's two-toed sloth, and park visitors can see the cutie and her mama, Daisy, at Jambo Junction at Busch Gardens. Another recently born baby sloth, a Hoffman's two-toed sloth born March 24, already has a name: Kodiak, or Koda for short.

The three name choices picked by the park's animal care staff have special meanings. Voting is going on through June 6. The names are:

• Lily, which means "majesty and honor"

• Iris, which means "hope and friendship"

• Yiscel, which means "beautiful girl." It's in honor of Yiscel Yanguez, the co-founder of the Panamerican Conservation Association, who rescues, rehabilitates, and releases sloths and other wildlife in Panama.

According to a park news release, some of the baby's milestones thus far include eating solids like pears and mangos, and venturing to hang on its own.

Voting for the baby sloth’s name ends June 6 on Busch Gardens’ Facebook page.

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Voting for the baby sloth’s name ends June 6 on Busch Gardens’ Facebook page.

Fans on Facebook can name Busch Gardens' baby sloth 05/31/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 11:35am]
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