Edinburgh Zoo welcomes Scotland’s only sloths in new exhibit

Two-year-old Moana and one-year-old Feira have been revealed for the first time.

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Scotland’s only sloths have been revealed for the first time after being welcomed by Edinburgh Zoo.

Two-year-old male Moana, nicknamed Mo, and one-year-old female Feira, known as Fe, have been added to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s new Sloths and Armadillos building.

The Linne’s two-toed sloths have joined large hairy armadillos Nymeria and Diogo in the exhibit which tells the story of wildlife in South America. 

Viewing hours will be limited as the pair get used to their new surroundings. (RZSS)
Viewing hours will be limited as the pair get used to their new surroundings. (RZSS)

Erika Oulton, senior animal experiences keeper at Edinburgh Zoo, said the pair are settling in well to their new surroundings, with the exhibit opening gradually.

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“We are thrilled to have welcomed this brand-new species to the zoo and hope visitors will be able to spot Mo and Fe in their incredible new home during their visit,” she said.

“Our Brilliant Birds building has been refurbished to create an amazing space with lots of trees and ropes for our sloths to explore at their own pace.

“They are settling in well so far, though we’ll be keeping viewing hours limited for the first few weeks while they get used to their new surroundings. 

“It is wonderful to open this exciting exhibit which our sloths are sharing with two large hairy armadillos who are important ambassadors for our charity’s conservation partners, working to protect threatened species and their habitats in Brazil.”