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Posted on Nov 25, 2014

This 5-Month-Old Baby And A Sloth Have Been Best Friends Since Birth

Baby Alia and Daisy the sloth are the cutest friends.

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Meet baby Alia with her friend Daisy the sloth.

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Alia met Daisy when she was just 2 days old. Her parents say that Alia and the sloth have been inseparable ever since.

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The adorable pair play together and take naps together.

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They often wear the same coloured flower headbands in their hair.

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Julia and Jason Heckathorn, Alia’s parents, already owned a kangaroo called Boomeroo, an anteater called Noche, sugar gliders and a cat called Larry.

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But that was not enough: The couple decided to add another animal to their family and brought Daisy the sloth home.

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The couple said that they have decided to adopt the sloth before they found out Julia was expecting. Julia said that the timing felt like fate.

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“I believe that the events happened as God planned them. I guess he knew we could handle the work of two babies at the same time, and that it would be great for them to grow up together," she said.

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"When Alia and Daisy sit next to each other, Daisy sniffs Alia while Alia nuzzles into Daisy's soft fur. They are so sweet together.”

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Julia is a children’s illustrator who incorporates her pet animals into her books to educate children about the importance of caring for the environment.

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She says there are challenges to being an author with so many pets, but that it comes with many joys too.

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"The sloth and baby have been growing up together, taking walks together, and working alongside mommy as I write my books and travel to schools."

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You can find out more about her book series and their family adventure here.

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