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Donors Gives Pennsylvania Aviary 2-Toed Sloth

Donors Gives Pennsylvania Aviary 2-Toed Sloth
Cathy Schlott, the curator for behavioral management and education for the National Aviary in Pittsburgh holds the 3-month-old Linnaeus's two-toed sloth the Aviary acquired for education and interactive encounters during a news conference at the Allegheny County airport after it arrived on a private jet Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in West Mifflin, Pa. The animal is most closely related to anteaters and armadillos and is now 10 inches long and weighs about two pounds. Adults weigh between 15 and 20 pounds. The National Aviary plans to have him featured in the window of the Avian Care Center starting on Feb. 12, 2016 for a limited time.

Pittsburgh's indoor zoo dedicated to birds has welcomed its newest member — a two-toed sloth.

National Aviary officials say the 3-month-old sloth, a gift from an anonymous donor, arrived by private jet from Florida Monday afternoon.

The Linnaeus's two-toed sloth is the Aviary's second sloth.

Two-toed sloths have a pair of long curved claws on their front feet as well as three on their back feet.

The public will be able to see the 2-pound baby in the Aviary's Avian Care Center beginning on Friday.

A baby shower is planned for him and visitors can make donations. The public will also be able to bid on the chance to name him.

Daily wellness exams are expected for the sloth as well as practice using perches.