PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – You may recall the adorable face of a baby sloth that arrived in Pittsburgh a couple weeks ago.
The three-month-old Linnaeus two-toed touched down via a private jet on Feb. 8, and now he is continuing his celebrity status with a pricy naming process.READ MORE: Police Investigate Reports Of Verbal Assault In Squirrel Hill
The National Aviary is auctioning off the sloth’s naming rights to the highest bidder. Anyone with an eBay account, and a starting bid of $10,000, can get in on the action.
The National Aviary wrote on the auction site that whoever names the sloth will have a hand in something special.
“Visitors to the National Aviary will watch him as he grows into a juvenile and, eventually, an adult sloth in the coming years. Choosing his name is an important part of his life as he educates thousands of visitors each year through on-site education and outreach visits.”READ MORE: Kids With Disabilities Get Adaptive Bikes
100 percent of the money from the auction will benefit efforts of the National Aviary, which is a nonprofit organization.
Some naming ideas are given on the webpage:
Name him after one of your kids, your favorite uncle, a celebrity, let your kids name him (oh boy!), honor someone special in your life. Are you with a company? Name him after your company, your mascot, your top employee. This is a rare opportunity to name a baby sloth – name it whatever you want!
Currently, there is just a little less than seven days left in the auction.MORE NEWS: Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's Grandson Shot And Killed