Cleveland Metroparks Zoo reveals name of sloth bear cub

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced the new sloth bear cub will be named Shala.

The cub was the first sloth bear born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in 30 years.

Shala is a combination of mom and dad’s name, Shiva and Balawat.

The little girl was born in January.

People were able to vote on the baby’s name by making a donation.

The zoo reports it raised $2400 to support work fighting illegal wildlife trafficking.

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