Zoo Baby Alert: The Denver Zoo welcomes a baby sloth

The yet-to-be named and gender identified baby has spent a few days resting and bonding with mom and makes her public debut today.

The new baby Linne's two-toed sloth at the Denver Zoo. (Courtesy of the Denver Zoo)
The new baby Linne’s two-toed sloth at the Denver Zoo. (Courtesy of the Denver Zoo)

The Denver Zoo announced the arrival of a baby Linne’s two-toed sloth, born Jan. 28 to the zoo’s 21-year-old female sloth, Charlotte Greenie, and her 27-year-old mate, Elliot.

The yet-to-be named baby has spent a few days resting and bonding with mom and makes her public debut today. Its gender hasn’t been announced.



Women’s March on Colorado returns for 2018 with a year’s worth of experience and fuel for the fire

The Women’s March kicked off seven consecutive Saturdays of protests in Denver and set the tone for 2017. This year already feels different.

Civic Center Park is filled during the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Civic Center Park is filled during the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

On the 21st day of 2017 — 74 days after the 2016 presidential election and one day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration — hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country took to the streets for a Women’s March. More than 100,000 of those marchers were in Denver.

It kicked off seven consecutive Saturdays of protests in Denver and set the tone for a year that saw, unfailingly, demonstrations at just about every political and social flashpoint in 2017.

On Jan. 20, 2018, the Women’s March returns for a second round. It’s difficult to predict whether the crowd will reach last year’s enormous size, but the feeling among organizers and activists is that the energy is still there — but it has different jobs to do this year.