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National Aquarium Seeks Help Naming Baby Sloth

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What would you name the Baltimore National Aquarium's baby sloth?
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What would you name the Baltimore National Aquarium's baby sloth?

Sloths are the world's slowest moving mammal — so slow that algae can grow on their long furry coats and make them look like a hanging, shaggy bunches of moss.

So the Baltimore National Aquarium, where the new 2-month old sloth lives, isn't going to wait around for the baby to name itself.

That might take forever.

The Baltimore National Aquarium is asking the public to help decide on a name. Participants can visit the aquarium's website to submit their entries. They have until Nov. 1.

The baby sloth's mom is named Ivy, so that's taken.

A panel will review the entries, and the public will vote on the final four. The winner will be announced Nov. 16.

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