The Day I met Stanley (the Sloth)

So after yesterdays slightly depressing post I decided to share something fun and cheery – well at least for me LOL

I was looking over previous years Blogtober Prompts and one was ‘What is your favourite animal‘ which I answered back in 2016! And it got me thinking about the time that I actually got to meet a REAL LIFE SLOTH!!

Yes that’s right folks I got the chance to meet a sloth! Hubby surprised me with a Sloth encounter experience a few years – and for some reason I haven’t already blogged about it!!

So excited!

We went to South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria – now this was back in 2019 and at the time there was some controversy going on with the zoo owners and the land owners – plus it was November and a very wet day – so not the best day to see the animals as it was. The Sloth experience gave us admission to the zoo for the whole day so we had a mosey around, but since I was so we most of the animals were inside – and I don’t blame them!

Stan just chilling in his tree.

I was just so excited to see Stan that when we got into his enclosure which he shared with these giant tortoises (one keep trying to eat Lee’s shoe!) and I saw him in his wee tree I think I legit squealed with delight! He never ventured out of his wee comfy spot and the keeper didn’t make him either – it was pretty much what Stan wants to do, I was given a bowl of fruit and a stick to feed him whilst the keeper told me all about him.

Tried him with some strawberries but nah he wasn’t having them but when I put a blueberry on the stick – well he went nuts for them! He kept grabbing the stick with he wee claw as I wasn’t feeding him fast enough!

This was and is one of the best things ever, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Edinburgh Zoo has just announced the arrival of two Sloth but my heart will be with Stanley, he was just the most chilled little guy ever and even Lee had a great time taking loads of picture for me.

Do you have a favourite animal?
This post is part of the #blogtober21 series be sure to check back for more instalments.


Fee is a 35 year old mother of three, who has been on the blogging scene since 1996. Over the years she has tried to change her style but finds the personal diary effect to be her niche - there are not many of those around in the blogging world nowadays.

5 thoughts on “The Day I met Stanley (the Sloth)

  • October 13, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Oh wow, I’m so jealous. We are a family of sloth lovers. My son has a cuddly sloth called Stephen and my daughter has the opportunity to look after a sloth in the future as part of her animal welfare course, she can’t wait.

  • October 13, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Love how clearly your joy at meeting the sloth shows up in that last photo! Sounds like a great day!

  • October 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    hahaha! What a great gift. I would love to meet a sloth. Stanley is very cute x

  • October 24, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Fabulous. Cant go wrong with animals can you?

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