National Aviary in Pittsburgh introduces new baby two-toed sloth to world

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WFLA/NBC) – The National Aviary in Pittsburgh introduced its new Linneaus’s two-toed sloth to the public on Wednesday.

The baby girl is named Vivien, for actress Vivien Leigh.

She was born on Aug. 21, weighing almost two and a half pounds at 14 and a half inches long.

Vivien will be hand-raised by aviary experts so she will be comfortable enough around people to be an educational ambassador.

Two other sloths, named Valentino and Wookiee, also make their home at the National Aviary. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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