Edit ModuleShow Tags

Meet the Honolulu Zoo’s Newborn Sloth

It might be time to visit the zoo.


sloth mom eats corn with baby sloth baby close up
Photos: City and County of Honolulu


The Honolulu Zoo’s southern two-toed sloth ‘ohana just got bigger.


A name will have to wait because the baby is too young for the zoo’s staff to determine its sex. The 4-day-old, born on Monday, Sept. 18, is the third sloth born at the zoo to mother Harriet and father Quando.


The baby can be seen on public display with its mother. Sloth offspring stay with their mothers for 9 to 12 months. The older sisters, ‘Opihi and ‘Ākala, can be seen on display with the father.


The parents are part of the Association of Zoos & Aquarium’s Species Survival Program.


Wild two-toed sloths have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years and typically have an extended lifespan in captivity. These nocturnal animals sleep for 16 to 18 hours a day eating a diet of leaves and fruit.


Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to Honolulu

Honolulu Magazine December 2017
Edit ModuleShow Tags



What’s Next for These Stores After Ward Warehouse Closes for Demolition?

Ward Warehouse

Miss your favorite Ward Warehouse merchants? Here’s where to find them.


33 Real Problems (No, Seriously) Only Hawai‘i Locals Can Handle


It’s paradise. So why are we so stressed?


21 Hilarious Hawai‘i Memes That are Too Real for Locals

Hawaii Apartments

Hawai‘i nō ka ʻoi when it comes to the beaches, the food and even our memes.


Here’s How to Survive a Possible North Korea Nuclear Strike in Hawai‘i

North Korea

What you need to do according to the Hawai‘i State Department of Defense.


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.



Edit ModuleShow Tags