How do I adopt a sloth?
To adopt a sloth, just click buy now 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?
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.
Fun facts about the two-toed sloth
- Because they spend most of their lives upside down their hair is actually parted along their stomach and grows towards their back. This also helps with rainwater run-off.
- They have grooved hair that allows algae to grow in it. This gives the sloth a natural forming camouflage in the forest.
- They only leave the tree where they live once a week to go to the toilet on the ground.
- Perhaps surprisingly, they’re good swimmers.
- They get their name from the two large claws on their forelimbs. These can grow up to 7.5cm in length. The claws have a super strong grip and some sloth have been known to remain hanging from the trees long after death!
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.