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June 17, 2024

Sloth Expecting at the Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden's 10-year-old, Lightning the Sloth, is expecting and due in early summer of 2023.

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife has been able to perform regular ultrasounds to check for growth while Lightning enjoys banana treats. Once the baby is born it will stay attached to Lightning for 10 – 12 months in the Discovery Forest.

Head to for updates or call 513-281-4700 for more information about the zoo. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is located at 3400 Vine St. in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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