All posts tagged: sloth

ZSL gets ready for its annual big count

ZSL London Zoo cares for more than 700 different species of mammal, bird, reptile, fish and invertebrate, while sister site ZSL Whipsnade is home to over 3,500 animals and is the UK’s biggest zoo. At the start of every year, ZSL zookeepers take on the mammoth task of recording every animal for its annual stocktake, counting everything […]

An interview with…. Lucy Cooke

Wildlife expert Lucy Cooke is an award-winning television producer and presenter, best-selling author and explorer, with a Masters in zoology from Oxford University where she studied under Professor Richard Dawkins. A regular on our TV screens, Lucy has recently appeared on BBC2’s Springwatch, as team captain on wildlife quiz Curious Creatures and host on BBC4’s […]

Adorable baby sloth born at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo has welcomed an adorable new arrival – a baby two-toed sloth. Born mid February, after almost a year-long pregnancy, keepers finally spotted the newborn being cradled by mum Marilyn while on their morning rounds. ZSL sloth keeper Steve Goodwin said: “We saw two big brown eyes peering out through mum’s fur and […]

A day out at Drusillas Park

We visited Drusillas Park in Alfriston, East Sussex on a beautiful, sunny half-term day, which made for a perfect family outing. My eight-year-old daughter had been very excited at the idea of seeing lots of animals, especially the cotton-top tamarins and their new babies, who were easy to spot clinging to their mothers’ back. A handy animal spotter […]

Close encounters of the slow kind

Drusillas Park in East Sussex has introduced a brand new Close Encounter experience for 2018 with their beautiful two-toed sloths. Each 40 minute session, with one of the park’s slowest and most popular residents, takes place in the walk-through bat enclosure, where visitors get the chance to feed and come face-to-face with these strange and […]