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Zoo Day rounds up with a sloth, two giraffes and koala

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SAN DIEGO (CBS) - Friday, at the San Diego Zoo, we were able to meet Xena the sloth, Nikki and Fred the giraffes, and a cute koala ambassador. 

Xena, is a three-year-old sloth, who spends most of her day sleeping. As a nocturnal animal, she spends her nights looking for food. Xena is a two-toed sloth and her brown coat blends into the trees, which helps protect her from predators. 

Nikki and Fred are 19 and three-years-old. They love to be fed giraffe biscuits, which consists of hay and leaves. Zoo guests are able to feed these giant animals, for a fee. That money goes to the Wildlife Conservation. 

Lastly, Zoo Day consisted of meeting the koala ambassador. Koala's are also a nocturnal marsupial and sleep 18 to 20 hours a day. The average koala lives to be about 15 years old in conservation. This koala ambassador is very cuddly, which makes him set apart from other koalas in the zoo. 

The San Diego Zoo recently introduced Nighttime Zoo to celebrate its centennial year. From June 19th through September 5th, guests will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities. 

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