What should this sloth be called?

The sloth getting comfy in its new rainforest home
The sloth getting comfy in its new rainforest home

It turns out the feminine name chosen for a sloth at Drusillas Park needs to change after it turns out Consuela is actually a male.

It’s very hard to determine the gender of a sloth, as there is virtually no difference between males and females. In fact, it is so hard to tell their sex, it’s actually quicker to send a fur sample off for DNA testing than it is for zoo keepers to try and work it out for themselves.

Drusillas’ head keeper, Mark Kenward, had his suspicions for a while that Consuela wasn’t female. After embarking on a little investigation, he uncovered that the poor fella had been wrongly named.

Now Drusillas, in Alfriston, is hoping the general public can come up with a suitable name for the male sloth, launching its naming competition at 8pm tonight (Wednesday, July 26) via its Facebook page www.facebook.com/drusillaspark

The competition will be closing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

The sloth at Drusillas Park

The sloth at Drusillas Park