This pair loves taking life slow together

By Kelli Bender
Updated December 07, 2014 10:30 PM

What happens when your mom is an animal lover? You’ll probably be one too, and little baby Alia is getting started early.

The little girl’s best friend isn’t a teddy bear or a blanket, it’s a sloth! Alia’s mother, Julia Heckathorn, brought the 4-month-old animal home two days after Alia was born, and the baby and sloth have been inseparable ever since.

Heckathron is the author of the children’s book series Search for the Hidden Clover, which teaches children about the environment and preservation, and she’s brought her love of the wild into her home, adopting and caring for a range of exotic pets, including a kangaroo and several sugar gliders.

And things are only going to get crazier and cuter with Alia and her best sloth buddy roaming the house. RELATED: See Celebrities and Their Pet BFFs!