Woodland Park Zoo is sad to announce the death of the recently born sloth bear cub. The cub was born December 19th and passed somewhere between 9pm and midnight on December 29th of unknown causes.
“It is not uncommon for first time sloth bear mothers to lose their litter. Sloth bears are born extremely small and blind at birth.” says the Woodland Park Zoo.
Sad news: our sloth bear cub passed away overnight under mom’s care in their private maternity den. Full story: https://t.co/H3nx3vYep8
— Woodland Park Zoo (@woodlandparkzoo) December 31, 2015