Watching This Newborn Baby Sloth Yawn & Cuddle Is More Than You Can Handle
We can all agree that baby animals are sincerely the cutest thing about life on planet Earth, right?
Still — we at Cuteness HQ may have found the cutest baby animal in the entire Milky Way galaxy.
Are you ready to meet her?
Lua is a baby sloth who was recently born at the Memphis Zoo to her proud parents, Marilyn and Sparky. Her name means "moon" in Portuguese.
"When staff is not holding the infant, she clings to a stuffed elephant, which strengthens her limbs," zoo officials posted to Lua's blog. "This mimics the same behavior she would use with her mother."
She spends her days ~ slowly ~ doing very cute sloth things such as sleeping.
Eating a nutritious mixture of blended veggies and goat milk.
Making cute, little squeaking noises (about 33 seconds into the video... YOU MUST LISTEN!).
Followed by a little bit of cuddling...
And then getting ready to take another nap.
Lua's mother gave birth to other adorable babies who tragically did not survive infancy, according to zoo officials. Lua is being hand-reared for the next year by zoo staff and is not yet on exhibit at the Memphis Zoo. But fans can still follow her adventures on the Lua's official zoo blog.
How on earth does someone get the job of being Lua's stuffed animal? We're asking for a friend.