Welcome party for new sloth at ZSL London Zoo
Friday 9 November 2012
Leander the two-toed sloth enjoys a tasty platter of his favourite foods at ZSL London Zoo to celebrate his arrival from Germany.
Leander’s name originates from the Greek word for ‘lion’, but keepers have noticed he’s a little shyer than his moniker would suggest.
Welcoming the new addition with the tasty dish, keeper Tegan McPhail has high hopes for his future at the Zoo: “We’re really hoping that Leander will hit it off with our female sloth Marilyn.
“Although he’s a bit shy at the moment, he’s a young and handsome chap, so we’re hoping she’ll fall for his charms and we’ll be celebrating some more new arrivals in the future.”
Joining the Zoo’s Rainforest Life exhibit , which is already home to a female sloth, Marilyn, Leander moved to ZSL London Zoo from Germany as part of a conservation breeding programme.