Here’s one (1) nice thing for your mid-week slump: The National Aviary in Pittsburgh debuted on Tuesday a 5-month-old baby sloth. Her name is Vivien, and she is perfect.
Per a release from the zoo, Vivien is a Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth born August 21, and she is the third sloth to reside at the National Aviary.
Named after the old Hollywood film actress Vivien Leigh, the baby sloth currently weighs about 2.5 pounds (though she’ll one day weigh between 12 and 15 pounds) and subsists on a diet of sweet potatoes and rice. Healthy!
To mark Vivien’s debut, the National Aviary published a sweet introductory video in which a young sloth enthusiast meets the zoo’s newest addition.
Special announcement from @violetbrielle! Violet LOVES sloths! So much, that @TheEllenShow made sure she met our sloth Valentino a couple years ago. We’re thrilled to introduce her to our new baby sloth and for her to introduce the sloth to you. Spoiler alert: it’s a girl! pic.twitter.com/esSiTEkH9Q
— National Aviary (@National_Aviary) January 9, 2018
The question remains: Can Vivien compete with household names like Fiona the Hippo? Our hope is yes, provided she works on her personal branding.