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Dudley Zoo staff celebrate new arrival

The Castle Hill attraction is the new home for Reggie the Linnie's two-toed sloth!

The three-year-old mammal has arived from Amazon World Zoo Park on the Isle of Wight just in time to meet summer holiday visitors and is a first for the zoo. Curator, Richard Brown, said:

“This is a species we’ve wanted as part of our expanding animal collection for many years so it’s great we’ve been able to welcome Reggie and we know he’ll be a very popular addition with our visitors.

“Hopefully in the future he will be joined by a female so we can be in a breeding position.”

Reggie has joined a mixed small-primate exhibit, which includes a breeding pair of Coppery titi monkeys and Goeldi monkeys in the former indoor lynx enclosure, while a new purpose-built home is built nearby on the 40-acre site in the coming weeks.

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