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Last Updated: Wednesday October 20 2010 05:26 GMT

In pics: Cute baby sloths smiling for the cameras!

Baby sloth

Keepers at Loro Parque, on the Spanish island of Tenerife, were jumping for joy as they welcomed their newest arrivals - twin baby sloths!

Baby sloth with mum

The adorable mammals are the first set of twins to be born in captivity by this particular species of sloth, but mum Bimba was only able to care for one of her babies.

Baby sloth

That meant one of the keepers at the nature park had to act as mum to the other twin, looking after it at an on-site clinic and taking it home every night.

Baby sloth with mum

Both sloths are doing really well and the park hopes to reunite the twins in the near future.