So at Riverbanks, we have two sloths you can see in your habitat every day. Sloth some people just need a hight five in the face with a chair shirt
We have Coco Joe and we have Willow. Coco Joe is the one on the left of the show, he’s the older of our two sloths, he’s 22 years old and then we have Willow, who is much younger. She is our female sloth. The girl is about one year old and 9 months old.
Sloth some people just need a hight five in the face with a chair shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater
In the wild, it has been reported that some sloths will actually live their entire lives in just one tree. So their diet often consists of dead leaves and plants, which are not extremely nutritious, which is the main reason why these people are so sluggish. Sloths have a very slow metabolism so they can use up the nutrients they get from those low-nutrient foods and stay longer. So along with that slow metabolism, they appear very sluggish because they don’t want to use or waste a lot of energy. Here, at the zoo, they get a much more nutritious, very complete and well-balanced diet.
Therefore, in nature they can eat leaves or dead leaves or some old fruit. Here at the zoo, they’ll get fresh sweet potatoes, carrots, grapes, lettuce, kale, all kinds of so,
Last time you were here, you actually saw the Willows quarantine test. Willow did a great job, she went down and made it herself at home. we introduced her for a couple of weeks and our male sloth but the two got along very well and they spent most of the day doing what the sloth did, napping and eating.
The one-year-old Flo, a female Linne’s two-fingered sloth, joined the Dudley Zoo and Castle from Dierenpark Amersfoort in the Netherlands.
She will be partnering with four-year-old Reggie as part of the European Guidebook Breeding Program.
DZC curator Richard Brown said: “Flo’s arrival is great news for the zoo.
Two-finger sloth Flo
“It’s the species we’ve been wanting for a long time and being in a breeding position with a lazy pair is great.
“Reggie has been extremely popular since he came a year ago and we know Flo will have that many fans.”
Flo was currently in the empty area of the enclosure, but had stabilized.
Richard added: “She took a while to get out of the barrel but moved straight to her nest box and drank tea.
“Keepers will begin to slowly introduce the pair over the coming days, with the first step being for them to see each other through the siege net.”