July 07, 2013

In this adorable video, a mom and her newborn are eating what looks to be a pretty great breakfast full of carrots, squash and lettuce.

 The clip was uploaded by the Minnesota Zoo back in March, where the little fella was born on February 3, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Unfortunately, sloths often find themselves embroiled in the illegal pet trade and were ranked number one on the list of illegally traded animals from Columbia last year, according to a Nightline report. Environmentalists say the animals suffer from the "curse" of being cute. (Source)

Eating Habits of a Three-Toed Sloth

Three-toed sloths feed upon leaves such as cecropia leaves, tree shoots and fruits. The animals derive most of their water intake from plants. Three-toed sloths are nocturnal feeders, as they can spend up to 20 hours of their day sleeping. They have fur that grows from the underbelly toward their back.


During rainy seasons, water will trickle off of their fur. Water becomes trapped, allowing algae colonies to grow. A sloth will occasionally lick the algae, which can provide additional nutrients to the animal, according to the website Enchanted Learning.(Source)

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Video by Delaina Clemetson

Responses to "Baby Sloth Eating Breakfast"

  1. John says:

    Very Interesting to Watch. This is a new Animal for me.

  2. Wonderful scene, thanks for sharing this

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am learning so much! Thank you.

  4. B Filip says:

    That is so amazing to see. The mother & baby together eating. So cute..

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