Sloth hugs and kisses

Here’s something to brighten the Monday morning blues – sweet sloth hugs and kisses between Flo and baby Button!

If you’re visiting us for Love Your Zoo Week, you’ll be able to discover how BIAZA zoos play a significant role in helping ensure the survival of some of the world’s rarest animals through conservation breeding programmes, such as the European studbook breeding programme our Linne’s Two-toed sloths are part of.

Detailed matchmaking goes into pairing animals in zoo collections across the globe, with recommendations made by the species’ studbook holder, who looks at factors including ages and bloodline in a bid to safeguard a genetically healthy captive population.

And currently we’re proudly involved with more than 60 breeding programmes with various animal species.