Adopt a sloth

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!

***Please note the last posting day for adoptions to be delivered in time for Christmas is 18 December 2019***

Our ‘adopt a sloth’ pack makes the perfect gift, costs a one-off payment of £29 and includes:

  • An adoption certificate
  • A sloth fact sheet
  • A sloth cuddly toy
  • Your name displayed on a thank you board in Folly Interactive next to our two-toed sloth enclosure

If you’d like to include an entrance ticket to Folly Farm in your sloth adoption gift pack the price is just £39 and includes all of the above plus an entrance ticket for one person (a saving of £6.50 on a standard adult day entry ticket).  

How do I adopt a sloth?

To adopt a sloth, just click through to the sloth adoption page and choose if you’d like to adopt with, or without, an entrance ticket included.  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.

We can also post your adopt a sloth parcel internationally for an extra £10 – so if you’re buying a present for a sloth loving relative abroad, fear not!

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.

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

You can read our 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.

Read more about Tuppee and Lightcap, our two-toed sloth.

Sloth adoption reviews

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

Ann Jones, Pembroke Dock, 5 out of 5, 01 May 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, 01 April 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, 08 October 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, 26 September 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, 09 April 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
Zoo Membership

We're proud to be members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Our membership means we share knowledge with leading zoos across the UK and Europe, and we learn from them too.