Baby Alia first met Daisy the sloth when was she was just two days old and the pair have been inseparable ever since. Daisy and five-month-old Alia love to play and take naps together. Alia’s parents, Julia Heckathorn and Jason, brought Alia home from the hospital the same day they welcomed four-month-old Daisy into their home.
It wasn’t planned that way. The couple had decided to adopt the sloth before they found out Julia was pregnant. The couple already have a kangaroo, anteater, sugar gliders and a cat. Julia is a children’s illustrator who incorporates her pet animals into her books to educate children about the importance of caring for the environment. She and her husband support conservation efforts to protect sloths in Panama.
The video below shows the adorable bond that Daisy and Alia share.
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