After months of patiently waiting, Denver Zoo welcomed a baby Linne’s two-toed sloth to its Tropical Discovery habitat on Jan. 26. Born to mom, Charlotte, and dad, Elliot, the healthy pup is a conservation win for the slow-moving species, and the adorable result of the exceptional care the Zoo’s animal care and animal health teams provided throughout Charlotte’s pregnancy. Now, the Zoo is revealing that the pup is a boy and inviting the community to choose his name.
For a $5 donation per vote, sloth and Denver Zoo fans alike are encouraged to help choose a name from options selected by the sloth family’s adoring keepers. All donations will go towards the care of Charlotte, Elliot, baby sloth (name TBD) and the Zoo’s other 3,000 wild residents. Name options include:
- RAIN: Inspired by the tropical rainforest from which this species hails, a vote for RAIN will make sure the little guy is always showered with love.
- WICKET: The Zoo’s last sloth naming contest, did, in fact, let the Wookiee win—so it’s only fitting that his little brother be named after an Ewok!
- CAPPUCCINO: While the little guy is NOT caffeinated, he does have a beautiful café con leche coat—and he’s perfectly sweet, even sin azucar.