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New Hattiesburg Zoo exhibit moves in slow 'Mo'tion

Mo, the newest exhibit at the Hattiesburg Zoo, is a one-year-old, Hoffman's two-toed sloth. Mo, the newest exhibit at the Hattiesburg Zoo, is a one-year-old, Hoffman's two-toed sloth.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Zoo's newest exhibit is a little lazy and likes to be by herself, but she's gaining new fans everyday.

Her name is Mo and she's a Hoffman's two-toed sloth. She's about a year old and she went on display just a few days ago at the Zoo's Asbury Discovery Center.   

Mo is native to Central and South America. Her diet includes fruits and vegetables. 

"She has captured the heart of pretty much everyone here," said Jeremy Cumpton, outreach manager for the Hattiesburg Zoo. "We all have taken turns just looking at her and talking to the public about her, because we all love being around her. We absolutely adore her, along with all the other animals here at the Hattiesburg Zoo," he said.  

Cumpton says sloths like Mo can live up to 40 years in captivity.

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