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    This Orphaned Baby Sloth Has To Have His Teddy Bear

    When Edward's mom could no longer care for him, zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo stepped in with a little help from a special stuffed animal.

    Hello, Edward!

    London Zoo

    This little guy, named after Edward Scissorhands, was born at the London Zoo only seven weeks ago.

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    Sadly, his mother stopped producing milk and couldn't take care of him anymore.

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    But zookeepers were able to start bottle-feeding him many times a day!

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    He gets "goat's milk, topped up with some vitamins," said zookeeper Kelly-Anne Kelleher.

    London Zoo

    He's still learning how to grow into a big and strong sloth, so he gets to "train" on this sloth-like teddy bear.

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    This is to "help build up the muscles that Edward would normally use holding on to mum."

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    With some regular exercise...

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    ...he's learning to cuddle like a pro!

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    All that hard work can be pretty tiring for a baby sloth.

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    Just keep hanging in there, Edward!

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    For more information about the zoo and it's conservation practices, visit their website!

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