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Sloth bear cub dies overnight, December 29th

Posted by Theresa Madison on December 30th, 2015

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.

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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Karen P. // Dec 31, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    This is despicable. Where was Mike O’Brien when this happened?

    I have lived in Ballard a long time and this is not the neighborhood I have grown to love. Any self-respecting public leader would not have let the sloth go down without a fight.

  • 2 CripesInBallard // Jan 3, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Woodland Park Zoo has a long history of failed breeding and ruining animals held captive there. Look at the sad situation with Nediri rejecting her baby ( Nediri was also rejected by her mother here in captivity; look at the horrible deaths of Watoto and baby Elephant Hansa; look at how the Zoo dumped our suffering elephants Chai & Bamboo in Oklahoma City then quietly transfered ownership to this equally horrid zoo; and exactly where are those young Malayan tigers they promoted all Summer long, now that it is freezing in Seattle? Locked in a concrete cell? This sad loss of this Sloth–an innocent animal that should have been born in the wild, in a sloth’s natural habitat–is just one more example of how horrible Zoos are for animals. Please boycot the Woodland Park Zoo.

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