Lightning the Sloth Munches on Banana as Zookeepers Await Her Baby's Birth

Lightning the sloth was filmed chowing down on a banana at Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio, as her keepers await the arrival of her baby in autumn.

In the caption accompanying this footage, the zoo said that once born, Lightning’s baby will begin “sampling solid foods at about 10 days but still nurses for a month”.

According to the zoo, sloths have a 10-month gestational period and the sloth pup is expected to arrive in September or October. Credit: Cincinnati Zoo via Storyful

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