Could love be in the air for Reggie and Flo? Our night vision cameras have been capturing the Linne's two-toed sloths during their first encounters! Flo has recently joined us from the Netherlands as part of a European Studbook Breeding Programme. pic.twitter.com/flxM3eMYik— Dudley Zoo (@dudleyzoo) September 14, 2020
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A pair of sloths at the Dudley Zoo in England, Reggie and Flo, appeared to kiss on camera in their first encounter.
The male Linne's two-toed sloth Reggie has become popular with visitors since he arrived at the zoo at age 3 last year. The female Linne's two-toed sloth Flo arrived to the zoo at age 1 just last month to partner with now 4-year-old Reggie as part of a European breeding program.
"Flo's arrival is fantastic news for the zoo," curator Richard Brown said. "It's been a species we've wanted for a long time and to be in a breeding position with a pair of sloths is brilliant."
Since Flo's arrival, she has been gradually introduced to Reggie, starting with being able to "see each other through the enclosure's mesh," Richard said.