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02nd May 2019

Baby Sloth Arrives At Fota Wildlife Park

Rebecca Keane

The world’s slowest land mammal has arrived at the Cork animal park.

All the way from Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart, Matheo the sloth is the newest arrival to Fota’s Tropical House.

Matheo is two years old and a male.

Lead Ranger, Kelly Lambe said about the new arrival of the sloth: “We are thrilled to welcome Matheo to the collection of animals here in the Tropical House at Fota.

“We also recently added seahorses who have been very popular with the public, and we are expecting Matheo the sloth to be equally as popular with visitors.”

She added, “This is the first time we have had a sloth reside in the Park and so far, he’s been settling in exceptionally well.

“Although they are primarily nocturnal animals – in fact, they can sleep for 15 hours a day easily, he has been quite active so far.”

How cute is he, though? What a dote.