It's a sin to be this cute! US zoo showcases new baby sloth

A zoo in Florida has announced the birth of their first sloth, but the cutie is so shy it doesn't want to leave its 'snuggly blankie.'

Footage captured yesterday (November 20) shows the tiny sloth, which has not yet been named, was abandoned by its mother, so staff at Brevard Zoo have been hand-rearing it.

But the baby is still so shy it refuses to let go of its comfort blanket, which acts as a surrogate mother. Sloths are notoriously difficult to distinguish between sexes, so staff do not yet know the gender of their newest arrival.

Staff at the zoo, in Florida, USA, wrapped the 11-ounce baby in a gift shop blanket and started feeding it goat's milk every two-and-a-half hours.