Edinburgh Zoo unveils Scotland’s only sloths

One-year-old female sloth Feira
One-year-old female sloth Feira

Two-year-old male Moana and one-year-old female Feira, have been added to the roster of animals at the park.


Scotland’s only sloths have been revealed for the first time at Edinburgh Zoo.

Two-year-old male Moana, nicknamed Mo, and one-year-old female Feira, known as Fe, have been added to the roster of animals at the park.

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

Moana arrived from Aquazoo Friesland in the Netherlands and Feira arrived from Wilhelma in Germany.

Feira the sloth
Feira the sloth

Erika Oulton, senior animal experiences keeper at Edinburgh Zoo, said: “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.

“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.”

The zoo is run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, which said it has been supporting conservation partners in South America, the sloth’s native home, for more than a decade.