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Here's something to cheer you up if you're having a rough week. There is a retirement home for sloths in Wales.

You could be forgiven for thinking that sloths are all old, given that they spend a load of time asleep and move at a glacial pace, but this home is exclusively for sloths of a certain age that have been kept in zoos but now need a well-earned rest.

Folly Farm - a zoo in Pembrokeshire - is now the home of Tuppee and Lightcap, aged 24 and 34 respectively. As it happens, Lightcap is the fifth oldest sloth in European zoos.

The average two-toed sloth lives until it is about 20 years old in the wild, but in captivity they have been known to live much longer. Some of them even reach the ripe old age of 50.

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10.01.2019 (158 days ago)
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