Head to the top flight of our Tropical House to spot our pair Hoffmann’s sloth, Roxy and Hadar, within the rainforest canopy.
This sloth is found in secondary rainforests and deciduous forests in Central America and eastern South America.
They are herbivores, feeding on leaves, buds, tender twigs, young plant shoots, fruits, and flowers.
Habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade are two of the main reasons why the wild population is in rapid decline. Rescue and rehabilitation centres help to care for sloth who have suffered due to the pet trade or the loss of their habitat.