A baby sloth has made history. For the first time ever at the Miami Zoo, a two-toed sloth has been born. On July 16, Marge and Montey the sloths became the most adorable new parents in the world when their tiny baby sloth was born to the Miami Zoo.\nThe tiny baby, born weighing just under a pound, is remarkably cuddly, hanging onto its mom with the signature baby sloth hug.\nMarge, a 2-year-old sloth, gave birth at about 3:15 pm on Tuesday, July 16, according to the zoo's announcement. Marge carried her baby for about 10 months. Montey, the baby sloth's dad, is the same age as Marge and came to the zoo from the same breeder in October 2016. This happy little family has been sticking together.\nYou can watch the mama sloth clean her cuddly newborn below:\nView this post on Instagram TWO-TOED SLOTH BORN AT ZOO MIAMI! For the first time in the zoo’s history, after an approximately 10 month long pregnancy, a two-toed sloth has been born at the zoo! The birth occurred yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:15PM. The 2 year 9 month old mother’s name is Marge, and she arrived at Zoo Miami in October of 2016 from a private breeder; this is her first baby. The first time father’s name is Montey, and he also arrived at the zoo in October of 2016 from the same private breeder and is a month older than Marge. The newborn is estimated to weigh just under a pound and its gender will not be known for several weeks as the sex of sloths is very difficult to determine, especially in infants. Both mother and baby will be off exhibit for an undetermined amount of time in a “maternity ward” where they will have time to properly bond and zoo staff can closely monitor the newborn’s development. Sloths are arboreal mammals that are found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Their popularity soared after the hit movie “Zootopia,” that featured a sloth as one of its stars. They are considered one of the slowest animals on earth moving only about 6 feet a minute on the ground and slightly faster in the trees. However, they are excellent swimmers! They feed primarily on the leaves of Cecropia trees but will also eat a variety of other vegetation as well as fruits and vegetables under human care. They only come down to the forest floor about once a week to defecate and urinate. Though not endangered, their populations are threatened by development and pressures from the pet trade. Video credit: Ron Magill #ZooMiami #ZooBorn #Sloths #BabyAnimals A post shared by Zoo Miami (@zoomiami) on Jul 17, 2019 at 3:03pm PDT\nTwo-toed sloths are native to Central America and northern parts of South America. They are tree-dwelling herbivores, sitting high in rainforest canopies and snacking adorably on leaves and berries. Fun fact: sloths eat with their feet. Two-toed sloths live about 20 years in the wild but can live up to 40 years in captivity, which is good news for the baby sloth.\nYou may have to wait several weeks before you can see this fuzzy cutie in person. According to the Miami Zoo, Marge and the baby will be off display for some time while the two bond and zookeepers monitor the baby's health. Check the zoo's Facebook and Instagram for updates on when the sloths will be back on exhibit.\nView this post on Instagram #🇨🇷 #costa_rica #wildlife #wildanimals #jungle #babysloth #sloths #baby #babysloths #reservations #costarica #wildnature #manuelleantonio #love❤️🌈life #beautyful #sweet #sweetanimals #cute #adorable #loveso #sweet #hug #photographer #photography #nofilter #nature #close #closeup #🧡for👀 A post shared by GIZMOS4ME (@gizmos4me) on Jul 24, 2019 at 7:46am PDT\nAfter the recent birth of a baby rhino, the Miami Zoo let its Instagram followers decide the baby's name. Stay tuned on the zoo's Instagram page to find out if you can vote on a name for the baby sloth!\nYou can learn more about two-toed sloths here.