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You can help name Jungle Island’s new baby sloth

A tiny baby sloth was born on July 4th at Jungle Island, and people are invited to help name her. Here, she cuddles with her mom, Myrtle.
A tiny baby sloth was born on July 4th at Jungle Island, and people are invited to help name her. Here, she cuddles with her mom, Myrtle. Jungle Island

A tiny baby sloth was born on July 4 at Jungle Island, and people are invited to help name her.

The yet-unnamed two-toed sloth is the daughter of Myrtle and Herbert. Like her parents, she sleeps 15 to 20 hours a day.

Although opening naming rights up to the Internet usually ends poorly (the safest example being the Boaty McBoatface debacle), Jungle Island offers participants the choice of three names: Velcro, Flash or Sid.

To join in on the competition, tag a friend in a comment and add the name of choice on the sloth photo posted to Jungle Island’s Facebook page. On Aug 31, a randomly selected winner gets a family four pack of passes to Jungle Island.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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