“It is difficult to know how far along Mo is in her pregnancy due to the thickness of fur on a sloth,” Moore said. “We have had Mo in quarantine for several weeks now because we suspected she was pregnant."
The gestation period for sloths is eight to 12 months.
Tuesday's announcements come after two fennec foxes were added to the zoo last month, and more kebun binatang jogja additions to the zoo are in the works, said Rick Taylor, executive director of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission.
Taylor said an alligator exhibit with clear water so guests can view the reptiles better and a new flamingo exhibit are also in the works.
"Growing the zoo is part of our work. This is just a little added component where we enjoy the contributions from the animals to the growth of the zoo," Taylor said of the pregnancies.
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