Adopt a sloth

***Our last posting date for Christmas adoptions is 16 December 2021. Just drop a note in the message box that it's a Christmas present and we will date your adoption from 25 December 2021.***

Give the gift of a sloth adoption today.

Are you wild about sloths, or do you know someone that is? Sponsor a sloth at Folly Farm today! When you adopt a sloth you help us with our conservation programmes.  Adopt a sloth now – don’t hang around!

How much does it cost to adopt a sloth?

Our ‘adopt a sloth’ packages make the perfect gift! With a one-off payment starting from £35 you can choose from our bronze, silver or gold adoption packages.

Bronze adoption – £35

Gift pack includes;

  • An adoption certificate
  • A sloth fact sheet
  • A sloth cuddly toy
  • A presentation box

Silver adoption – £40

Gift pack includes;

  • All the above plus the adopter’s name on a thank you board on the sloth enclosure

Gold adoption – £50

Gift pack includes;

  • All the above plus a single day entry ticket to visit Folly Farm and see our sloths

How do I adopt a sloth?

To adopt a sloth, just click through to the sloth adoption page and choose if you’d like a bronze, silver or gold adoption. You can adopt a sloth for yourself or for someone special and we’ll also send a special gift message along with your sloth in your adoption pack.

Will adopting a sloth help conservation charities?

Your sloth adoption will last for 12 months, and 10% of the profit will help raise money for our conservation partners. So you’ll feel pretty cool about giving this gift too.

Can we adopt a sloth as a school or on behalf of a group?

Schools and group organisations can also purchase our adoption packages. Please call the office on 01834 812731 to make arrangements.

Useful information about animal adoption purchases

  • We only send our adoption packs to addresses with a UK postcode and the cost of postage is included in the price of an adoption.
  • As a personalised product, animal adoption packs are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. If your gift pack arrives damaged, if there is a mistake on the adoption certificate or if the wrong item has been sent, then please email us photos and we’ll send a replacement item.
  • Our adoptions are for the species rather than a specific, named animal.

You can read our full animal adoption terms and conditions here.

About Folly Farm’s sloth

Two-toed sloths are slow moving, peaceful creatures and can be found in the forests of South America.

Our sloths are called Tuppee and Lightcap and you can find them at Folly Farm in our Tropical Trails exhibit. Partial to a nice bit of asparagus every now and again you’ll more than likely spot Tuppee curled in a ball and catching ‘forty winks!’

They are unique in the animal world in that they do spend most of their lives upside down. They eat, sleep and even give birth upside down and because of this, their internal organs have actually re-positioned over a period of time.

If you’d like to meet and feed our sloths you can do some on our sloth experience.  Read more about Tuppee and Lightcap, our two-toed sloth.

Sloth adoption reviews

"Wonderful gift pack. Very cuddly sloth toy and cute box house carrier."

Lily Drennan, London, 5 out of 5, 03 June 2021

I just received this amazing gift from my mum and step dad! Early birthday present as I am very much obsessed with sloths! It’s amazing. I’m so happy with the presentation. Mum ordered it yesterday and came next day delivery."

Becca Giovanelli, Barry, 5 out of 5,

"I loved opening the sloth adoption pack and the fact sheet was very interesting. I loved reading about Tuppee the sloth I adopted. Good work Folly Farm!"

Layla Mitchell, London, 5 out of 5, 02 September 2020

"Will be hoping to visit Tuppee in Summer when you re-open after lockdown."

Janine Gallard, Bristol, 5 out of 5, 19 May 2020

"Bought for my dad's 80th. Lovely gift and helps conservation and the future of Folly Farm. Arrived within 2 days of ordering even after you had to contact me as I made a mistake on the form. Thank you."

Jacqueline Miller, Port Talbot, 5 out of 5, 15 May 2020

"Tuppee is so cute. Had it for my birthday but due to lockdown I have been unable to visit since I received the adoption pack."

Emma Cadogan, Carmarthenshire, 4 out of 5, 07 May 2020

"My daughter absolutely loved her adoption pack. It’s a keepsake and put together lovely. Really really pleased!"

Lisa Edwards, Caerphilly, 5 out of 5, 05 May 2020

"So cute and cuddly and soft and fluffy!"

Lorna Longman, York, 5 out of 5, 04 April 2020

"I adore sloths, and was sooo excited to receive the gift. Best present eveeerrrr!!! I will be there as soon as I am able to visit."

Lisa Bristow, Wiltshire, 5 out of 5, 18 November 2019

"Lovely birthday present for a sloth mad eight year old."

Ann Jones, Pembroke Dock, 5 out of 5, 31 March 2019

"We bought an adoption pack for our sloth obsessed daughter. We specifically chose to adopt from Folly Farm as we are regular visitors to the area and liked the idea of being able to visit “our” sloth. The adoption process was very easy."

Catriona Taylor, Wiltshire, 5 out of 5, 07 March 2019

Bought a gift at as my daughter absolutely adores sloths. The cuddly sloth has pride of place on her bed with the certificate in her keepsake box. She was so happy to see her name on the enclosure. Only downside is no continuous contact on how the sloths are."

Leigh Carter, Swansea, 3 out of 5, 21 December 2018

"They were the cutest things in the world thanks!"

Mena Roberts, 5 out of 5, 31 March 2019

"I bought this for my daughter who loves sloths, she absolutely loved it and every time we come she spends most of her time at the sloth enclosure. A great gift."

Ceri Jones, Abercynon, 5 out of 5, 16 November 2018

"The pack was lovely and my husband enjoyed receiving it! The only down side was that his name was not yet on the adopter's list."

Hannah Hardyman, Poole, 4 out of 5, 15 November 2018

"As a sloth lover, Ella was over the moon with her adoption! She was crying tears of joy! We're already planning to come and visit him this Autumn."

Ella Williams, Stratford upon Avon, 5 out of 5, 30 August 2018

"I've bought this and a penguin adoption as Christmas presents for my children. They have a stuffed toy to keep, a certificate, fact sheet and entrance ticket included in the price so they can visit their animal...the gift that keeps giving!"

Emma Moule, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 18 August 2018

"I had a wonderful birthday surprise when my partner adopted a sloth for me! This was the perfect gift for me as I support ethical tourism, sustainable, safe and humane captivity and animal welfare. I really was thrilled to have such a thoughtful gift."

Laura Macfarlane, Pontypridd, 5 out of 5, 25 March 2018

"My son has recently become obsessed with sloths and asked for one as a pet. I purchased the adopt a sloth for his birthday last year and planned to visit the next day he was so happy and we can’t wait to return. Only wish we could hold or feed the sloths."

Rhianna Rowe, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 20 February 2018

"I bought a sloth adoption for my Mum's birthday because they are her favourite animal. She loved the gift and the little plushie sloth. She is hoping to get to Wales again to be able to visit her adopted furry friends and use her special pass. Thank you!"

Victoria Stockwell, Ely, 5 out of 5, 23 February 2018
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