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Hey,
Im new to this and not sure how to navigate round the site too well! Does anyone know of a UK zoo that has a good sloth exhibit? I know its a little random but I do like them and would quite like to see one properly. I have seen one before but think it was in Madrid if I remember rightly.
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London zoo keep their sloth in the main rainforest section and it seems to work quite well. I seem to remeber also seeing Sloths at Paignton and Amazon World, im not sure if that is still the case. The only other collection I can think of is Twycross which keeps them in their tropical house.
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Old 02-05-2009

London's are a very active pair (well for a sloth anyway) and share the exhibit with some birds and small monkeys.
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newquay keeps a pair in their rainforest tropical hall often seen clinging to the roof though they never seem to active they also share with a lot of bird species, tamarins etc
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Old 02-05-2009

Cotswold Wildlife park keep them in their heavily planted Tropical House , they can be very hard to see in there . Last time I visited Twycross one of the sloths was at ground level next to the path but not moving .
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Old 02-05-2009

Paignton has Two-Toed Sloth in the Nocturnal House - not always easy to see.
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Old 02-05-2009

Amazon World on the Isle of Wight do still have Sloth - you would be quite close IF it was active. There seem to be quite a few listed on the ISIS database around the UK ('Choloepus didactylus' for example).

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Hamerton have a large number and have been highly successful in breeding them since they opened. The original breeding pair were from Guernsey zoo when it closed, and they continued to do well at Hamerton.

All the UK sloths are Linnes two-toed, apart from Newquay which have Hoffmans. There are no three-toed sloths in the UK.

The best exhibit by far is London. Their pair were kept underground in the slightly ironically named 'moonlight world' and were largely inactive; moving them to the open rainforest biome has demonstrated what a difference a change in husbandry can make, they are very active and look fantastic in the exhibit. There must also be a certain level of stimulation interacting with the tamarins and titis.
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Old 02-05-2009

Have been through Cotswolds' Tropical House 5 times and only seen their Sloth once, and that was with the help of a keeper
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Thanks for all your help, sounds great. Looks like a trip to London is definately on its way! What other good exhibits do they have there? I have never been
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Thanks for all your help, sounds great. Looks like a trip to London is definately on its way! What other good exhibits do they have there? I have never been
Look for the 'not to be missed' thread in the London sub-forum. It has lots of tips about London in it
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Old 02-05-2009

Right shall have a look, still getting lost around this site, im hopeless! Will try and do it now! Thank you
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Old 02-05-2009

Looks good (I found the forum!) does anyone know if there is a train station near there or anything? Is public transport to the zoo easy?
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How to find us

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Thank you, thats really helpful, seems easy with public transport but guess it has to be! Thanks again
 


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