Adopt a Sloth 🦥

From £35

Our ‘adopt a sloth’ packages make the perfect gift with a one-off payment.


Bronze adoption gift pack – £35

Includes adoption certificate, sloth fact sheet, sloth cuddly toy and presentation box

Silver adoption gift pack – £40

All the above plus the adopter’s name on a thank you board at Sloth Forest

Gold adoption gift pack – £55

All above plus a single day entry ticket to Folly Farm to see our sloths

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60 Reviews


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.

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.

Need to know

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 last 12 months and are for the species rather than a specific, named animal.

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

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Sloth adoption reviews...

"It was lovely seeing a picture of the sloth, hopefully we can come and see him."

Ian Hudson, Tyne and Wear, 16 March 2024

"5 star. Web site was easy to navigate and easy to understand, postage was very fast and my mum loved the little gift sloth that came with the adoption."

Fiona Hawkins, Stockton on Tees, 28 December 2023

"Fab present."

Ciaran Pickering, Accrington, 25 December 2023

"It was really easy to do and was great to have the different packages to choose from. I got the full package for my sloth-mad Fiancée and we are coming to stay in South Wales in September so we've also booked to feed the sloths. The adoption pack came next day and was perfect. Thank you!"

Ryan Stott, Blackpool, 07 December 2023

"We're thrilled with the Sloth adoption for our Dad. He has the same motto, Eat, Sleep, repeat!  "

Donna Channing, Devon, 05 December 2023

"Great idea for a fun and unique gift for someone special."

Tegan Shaw, Manchester, 15 November 2023

"Our grandaughter was thrilled to adopt a sloth and the accompanying information was just right for her."

Mel Cleveland, Devon, 10 May 2023

"Lovely presentation."

Donna Conduit, Wiltshire, 26 January 2023

"I recently attempted to purchase a Sloth Adoption as a gift for my wife for Mother's Day. There was a problem on the website when I tried to checkout so emailed to try and get this rectified. My email was answered very quickly and the person dealing with the query phoned me directly to get it sorted out. He was extremely polite, helpful and apologetic. I am very grateful as the gift was received quickly and appreciated a great deal by the recipient when it was given to her. I have nothing but good things to say about the whole experience and would highly recommend to anyone thinking of this for a loved one."

Mark Trailor, Cwmbran, 31 March 2022

"The service was good and we are happy with the sloth toy."

Gail Johnston, Durham, 24 February 2022

"Lovely selection of animals including what I was looking for and sensible levels of adoption to suit everyone. Bought as a surprise present for a friend who was totally taken aback. The toy (still in one piece) is now a best friend to her dog."

Jane Prince, Surrey, 31 January 2022

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

Lily Drennan, London, 07 June 2021

"I just received this amazing gift plus admission 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 so she was very pleased as too eager to wait till the end of the month I had it early!"

Becca Giovanelli, Barry, 07 December 2020

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

Layla Mitchell, London, 05 October 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."

Jacqueline Miller, Port Talbot, 05 October 2020

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

Janine Gallard, Bristol, 05 October 2020

"So cute and cuddly and soft and fluffy."

Lorna Longman, York, 05 October 2020

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

Lisa Edwards, Caerphilly, 05 October 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, 29 April 2020

"I bought this for my son who is obsessed with sloths. Was so happy to see his name on the enclosure. Such a lovely gift. He keeps asking me to call Folly Farm to make sure Tuppee is well and if they need anything!"

Stevie Pavey, Swansea, 12 March 2020

"I bought my husband Fergus Molloy a sloth adoption for our first wedding anniversary as its something paper and also Folly Farm is our favourite place. I like that you get a certificate and an teddy of the animal to keep at home and we had fun looking for his name on the visit."

Jennifer Molloy, Treherbert, 12 March 2020

"I adopted a sloth as a Christmas present for my son who adores sloths. Without a doubt it was his favourite gift. We will be visiting the farm to meet the sloths very soon."

Kathryne Wilson, Durham, 12 March 2020

"We adopted Tuppee for Grace as a Christmas present. She absolutely loved it. We are yet to visit this year (as we do every year) to see Tuupee."

Grace Day, Ebbw Vale, 12 March 2020

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

Lisa Bristow, Wiltshire, 18 November 2019

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

Ann Jones, Pembroke Dock, 06 June 2019

"Bought for a gift at Christmas as my 12 year old daughter absolutely adores sloths. She was super exited when she received it and the cuddly sloth has pride of place on her bed with the certificate being kept safe in her keepsake box. She also enjoyed a visit to Folly Farm to see her adopted sloth and was super happy to see her name up on the enclosure. The downside is there is no continuous contact on how her sloth is doing etc."

Leigh Carter, Swansea, 06 June 2019

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

Mena Roberts, Wales, 09 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 and the staff were extremely helpful when I realised I’d made a mistake online. We visited Folly Farm in February half term and were all really excited to see the sloth happily (and slowly!) clambering along the branch in his enclosure. We will definitely return to see him again."

Catriona Taylor, Wiltshire, 07 March 2019

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