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Cleveland New Sloth Baby Bear Finally Named Shala. Sloth Baby bear born last January at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has had no name till now. Meet Sloth Baby Bear Shala.

New Sloth Baby Bear Cub Finally Named

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For the first time in 30 years, a new sloth bear cub has been born at the Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo, in Ohio.

After a naming campaign that raised above $2400 that will be used to help fight illegal wildlife practice. The very cute name of Shala was chosen.

Sloth Bear Cub Name: Shala
Date of Birth: January 14, 2019
Sloth Bear Parents: Shiva Mama Bear, Balawat Papa Bear
Location: Wilderness Trek
Sloth Bear Fun Fact: Shala who was born to Mama Bear Shiva and Papa Bear Balawat is one first sloth bear that was born at the Cleveland zoo in 30 years.

Latest reports indicate that Shiva the Sloth Cub is doing awesome, eating solid food and checking out his new environment. Both Mamma Bear and her new cub will be participating in zoo activities at the annual event Kids Day.

What Does The Word Shala Mean?

The word Shala has many definitions thru out many languages and customs. Here are a few:

  • Sumerian: Shala was an ancient Sumerian goddess of grain and the emotion of compassion. The symbols of grain and compassion combine to reflect the importance of agriculture in the mythology of Sumer, and the belief that an abundant harvest was an act of compassion from the deities. – Source: Wikipedia.org
  • Sanskrit: “Shala is a Sanskrit word that means “house,” “abode,” “home” or certain other types of buildings. In the context of yoga, a shala is a yoga studio, or “house” of yoga. It’s most often associated with the Ashtanga style of yoga” – Source: definitions.net

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Where Can I See the New Baby Sloth Bear?

You can view new baby sloth bear Shala at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Ohio.

“The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a 183-acre zoo in Cleveland, Ohio. The Zoo is divided into several areas: Australian Adventure; African Savanna; Northern Wilderness Trek, The Primate, Cat and Aquatics Building, Waterfowl Lake, The RainForest, and the newly added Asian Highlands.” – Source: Wikipedia

Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone #: 216-635-3200
Email: generalinfo@clevelandmetroparks.com
Website: https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandMetroparks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/clevemetroparks
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clevemetroparks/

“The story of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo begins in 1882 when Jeptha H. Wade donates 30ha (73 acres) of land and 14 American deer to the City of Cleveland.” – Source: theanimalfacts.com

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This sloth bear baby was born back on January 14, 2019, and even though it took a few months to come up with the name.  It brought some good benefits.  Money was raised for a good cause, awareness of illegal wildlife practices was brought up and money was raised for this cause.  And now SHALA has a name.

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