New Braunfels zoo settles on a name for its baby sloth

A baby sloth naturally bred in captivity was born on Nov. 17 at the Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels.

NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS - New Braunfels' new, sleepy addition finally has a name.

Sid and Sylvia, the Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo's sloth couple, gave birth to a Linnaeus's two-toed sloth on Nov. 17. The newborn sloth came as a pleasant surprise to the animal care staff, and the little guy got quite the welcome from the community as well.

ATTENTION: A baby sloth has been born at New Braunfels zoo

The zoo held a naming contest for the baby sloth on their Facebook page. On Dec. 22, the zoo announced, "everyone, meet Jeff. Jeff, meet everyone!"

The "unanimous" decision came from the amount of submissions for the name, "Jeff," and likes per submission, the zoo said. They are now reaching out to the winner to claim their prize.

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