Zoo keeper steps in with teddy bear to hand-rear baby sloth

When baby sloth Edward Scissorhands’ mother stopped producing milk and could not care for her infant, a London zoo keeper stepped in as a replacement mother – with the help of a teddy bear from a gift shop. The two-toed, seven-week sloth, born to second-time parents Leander and Marilyn, is being hand-reared by zoo keeper Kelly-Anne Kelleher at London Zoo. “I want the baby to use all of the muscles that he would be using if he was on his mother so what we’ve done is we’ve got some carabiners and attached them to the limbs of the teddy bear,” Kelleher said.

July 31, 2015 12:26 pm

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