First Litter at Brookfield Zoo
Sloth Bear Cubs Born
Two sloth bear cubs that were born on January 20 made their public debut recently, just in time for Mother's Day. The cubs have been in a maternity den for a few months with their mom, Hani, 10, growing by leaps and bounds. At birth, the male and female cubs weighed less than one pound and could fit in the palm of a hand. Now at 3½ months old, they weigh approximately 10 to 20 pounds. Sloth bear cubs are born blind and rely on their mom for all their nutritional needs. They leave the den at about two to three months of age and remain with their mother for about two to three years.