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SeaQuest Las Vegas adds baby sloth to attraction

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 21:13:03-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A 10-month-old sloth has joined the family at SeaQuest Las Vegas on Tuesday.

The two-toed sloth joins other animals at the attraction that includes sharks, stingrays, birds, and other small animals.

“We’re excited to expand the SeaQuest experience for our guests with the addition of Flash the Sloth,” said David Nearhouse, SeaQuest Las Vegas general manager. “Guests will be able to learn about this amazing animal and have the unique opportunity to also interact with him.”

The southern two-toed sloth is native to South America, and in the wild, lives in ever-wet tropical rainforests that are hot and humid, according to exhibit representatives. They tend to live in areas where there is a lot of vine growth so they can easily travel from tree to tree in the canopy of the forests.

In the wild, sloths eat a plant-based diet, and at SeaQuest, Flash is expected to enjoy a variety of fruits and veggies, according to the attraction.

SeaQuest has been a previous topic of 13 Investigates. Representatives say it supports vulnerable species by creating awareness of the threats sloths and other animals face.

More information about the attraction can also be viewed here.