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Surrogate Mother

Sjakie The Baby Sloth And His Teddy Bear Mama

Sjakie was born at Burgers' Zoo in the Netherlands and, although his mom tried to care for him, she didn't have enough milk to keep him healthy. Workers at the zoo struggled to find a surrogate for Sjakie (pronounced "Sharkey") to hold on to when a 2-year-old girl met him and gifted him with the right bear for the job.

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