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First baby sloth is born at London Zoo

The surprise baby sloth. Credit: London Zoo

London Zoo has announced the arrival of its first ever baby sloth.

Usually it takes sloths up to 10 years to reproduce but 'sneaky' couple Marilyn and Leander surprised staff by mating in just six months.

A baby sloth, the latest arrival at London Zoo. Credit: London Zoo/PA

The new arrival has yet to be named as it is still not known what sex it is.