Check out these pictures of a baby sloth born by C-SECTION. This beautiful tiny baby is delivered after his injured mother fell from a tree.
A mother sloth who fell out of a tree in Costa Rica underwent the operation after suffering seizures and the moment her baby was born was captured on camera. Here, the baby snuggles up to his mother.
The pregnant brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus) was brought to the Sloth Institute Costa Rica, after a local hotel worker saw her fall out of a tree. Here, she undergoes an ultrasound examination
Despite medication, the mother was struggling to survive and found it hard to move. After a few days, she began to have contractions and could feel the baby kicking. An ultrasound scan is pictured.
Making no noticeable recovery, the mother was taken to a vetinary practice and underwent X-rays (pictured) which showed that her baby was alive but in a breach position and was on course to be born feet-first
A c-section (pictured) was performed – thought to be the first time the procedure has been used on a sloth.
The sloth was anaesthetised and her bladder drained and after 30 minutes, the baby sloth’s head appeared. Here, the baby male sloth is shown shortly after birt
Having warmed up, the animal was quickly swaddled in a blanket
He seemed alert and curious about his new surroundings. He was later re-united with his injured mother
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Source: Daily Mail
Originally posted 2014-10-27 19:48:35.