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Cute Baby Sloth Born at the Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo

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KHOU writes that the Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo located along I -35 in New Braunfels welcomed a new member of their animal family last month. An adorable baby sloth was born to their resident sloth couple Sid and Sylvia. It’s very rare to have a successful birth from two captive sloths. “The birth, however, now indicates a massive success in providing the exact environment required for a healthy life in captivity and even encourages the natural reproductive behavior,” the news writes.

On their Facebook page, Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo writes that they’re holding a contest to name their new little sloth. “The commenter who receives the most likes will win a 4 pack of admission ticks. The winner will be announced on December 22nd!” they explain. For unknown reasons, the post has received a ton of attention with people commenting the name “Jeff.” It appears to be a callback to the old “My Name is Jeff” meme that spread through the internet three years ago due to a scene in “22 Jump Street.” Scroll through hundreds of “Jeff” comments sprinkled with other names here.

If you’re more interested in seeing the sweet baby sloth hanging onto mom while she cruises down a tree limb, see the video from KVUE below.