Cincinnati Zoo mourns after Lightning Sloth gave birth to stillborn cubs

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Cincinnati Zoo mourns after Lightning Sloth gave birth to stillborn cubs


The Cincinnati Zoo shared sad news on Sunday, announcing that the birth of the highly anticipated zoo’s first lazy baby had ended tragically. Zoo officials said that Lightning gave birth to a stillborn cub on Sunday after several hours of labor and delivery. Above the video: Encountering a sloth at the Cincinnati Zoo “This is a very difficult day for our zoo team and our zoo community. I feel sorry for our zookeeper for paying so much for Lightning during her pregnancy. ,” the curator of the Cincinnati Zoo said Meredith Hughes, the animal and outreach ambassador. “Even in this difficult time, this team has shown incredible resilience and extraordinary dedication to the animals they care for. Although this result is not what we wanted, their focus has shifted to ensuring Lightning in the coming weeks. Stay healthy and comfortable inside.” Lightning was originally a mother for the first time. Zoo officials said that she was behaving well throughout the pregnancy, the baby looked good, and the heartbeat could be seen on multiple ultrasound examinations in the months to this day. Director of Animal Science and Strategy at the Zoo. “We know this may happen, but there is no sign that it will happen. After months of preparation by our zookeepers, curators, veterinary team, neonatal specialists, nutritionists and zoo volunteer observers, we are all ready , And look forward to welcoming a healthy baby.” Lightning is resting at the zoo’s animal ambassador center. She was taken care of for most of her pregnancy. She will stay there now, but is likely to be reunited with her 22-year-old companion Moe sometime in the future. He is currently exploring the forest in the zoo.

The Cincinnati Zoo shared sad news on Sunday, announcing that the birth of the highly anticipated zoo’s first lazy baby had ended tragically.

Zoo officials said that Lightning gave birth to a stillborn cub on Sunday after several hours of labor and delivery.

Above the video: Encountering a sloth at the Cincinnati Zoo

“This is a very difficult day for our zoo team and our zoo community, and I feel sorry for our zookeeper to provide so many things to Lightning during her pregnancy,” Cincinnati Zoo Animals and Outsiders The exhibition ambassador and curator Meredith Hughes said. “Even in this difficult time, this team has shown incredible resilience and extraordinary dedication to the animals they care for. Although this result is not what we wanted, their focus has shifted to ensuring Lightning in the coming weeks. Stay healthy and comfortable inside.”

Lightning was originally a mother for the first time.

Zoo officials said that she performed well throughout the pregnancy, the baby looked good, and the heartbeat could be seen on multiple ultrasound examinations in the months to this day.

David Orban, director of animal science and strategy at the Cincinnati Zoo, said: “For any pending birth, we will be prepared for all possible situations.” “We know this may happen, but there is no sign that it will happen. After us The zookeepers, curators, veterinary teams, neonatal specialists, nutritionists and zoo volunteer observers have prepared for several months. We are all ready and look forward to welcoming a healthy baby.”

Lightning is resting at the Animal Ambassador Center in the zoo, where she has been cared for most of her pregnancy. She will stay there now, but is likely to be reunited with her 22-year-old companion Moe sometime in the future. He is currently exploring the forest in the zoo.

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