FEMALE Linne’s two-toed sloth, Flo, has been named as Dudley Zoo and Castle’s most adopted animal of 2021.

Hundreds of personalised adoption packs were purchased over the festive season for a wide variety of the zoo's inhabitants, which helped to raise thousands of pounds for the zoo’s conservation work.

Marketing manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Once again our sloths have shown to be our most popular animals and we posted out more Christmas gift adoptions for Flo than any other animal on site. She even overtook Reggie, our male sloth, who has topped the chart for the last few years.”

Other popular individuals included bull giraffe, Kubwa, Gawa the red panda and Becca the six-banded Armadillo.

And one of the zoo’s newest arrival’s, Djimat, a male Bornean orangutan, also received his first adopters too.

Andrea added: “We’re extremely grateful to everyone who purchases an adoption package. They make great gifts and were certainly popular at Christmas.”

DZC adoptions start from £41.50, last 12 months and include a personalised certificate, animal photo, zoo admission ticket and gift card.