Amazon Trekking

Just got back from a farewell for one of the boy’s cousins who is going to South America for 10 weeks starting next weekend. So jealous! She and her boyfriend are going to be trekking all over the Amazon and probably seeing all sorts of amazing wildlife, including sloths. They’ve promised me they will take pictures of any sloths they see.

One day, Sarah. One day.



This is my little tiny sloth named Ashleep. SHE COMES IN HER VERY OWN HANDBAG. She is small, and quiet, and only makes a little meep every now and again when she wants a tiny little hug. Take care of her!Ashleep sloth Ashleep with bag


Get Ashleep here!

How to Train Your Sloth

It was great going out for dinner with my good friend last night. We talked for hours, shared a bottle of wine, and just had a really fantastic catch-up. Then I got home late and my sloths were all waiting for me in the bedroom so I just had to put a movie on for them. We watched How to Train Your Dragon 2, which I’d seen when it was in cinemas, but was just as good on small screen. Seriously, if you’ve never seen the first one, you NEED to get on it. My favourite animated film of all time. That’s right, ahead of all Disney films even. slothdragon

Sloth Dragon by S. Watercolour

What is the ideal habitat for a sloth?

In a study published last month in PLOS One by Mendes and colleagues, researchers examined the distribution of maned sloths in South America, and found that their habitat was restricted to the coastline of Brazil. journal.pone.0110929.g002This area is “between 0 and 2,349.86 m of altitude, with an annual temperature between 8.5 and 19.4°C, and an annual precipitation between 753.01 and 2,592.0 mm”. However, the amount of suitable habitat for the maned sloth may (worryingly) be lost in the coming years due to different factors such as deforestation.

Not only [should] conservation actions should be taken in the protected areas, but also they are dearly needed to restore and reconnect the surrounding habitats and other important ones where maned sloth is known.

If you would like to help in rainforest conservation and hence the maintenance of the maned sloth’s population, you can make a donation to the Amazon Conservation Association or the World Land Trust’s Atlantic Rainforest Projectbradypus_torquatus

Sloth Scrawls

For all those times where you wake up and need to quickly jot down an idea, keep one of these Sylvie Sloth jotter notepads next to your bed! Available on Etsy or Amazon from Night Owl Paper Goods.

Sir Algernon the Sloth

Make way for your sloth knight in (slimy?) armor, Sir Algernon!

Coming from Cuddly Critters on Amazon or eBay, Sir Algernon is an old and wise sloth who is prone to taking naps in the middle of a sentence. This loveable Grandfather sloth is happy to sit and watch game shows, soapies, and old-timey movies with you and is very fond of a cuddle.

Where does the name Algernon come from? Sloths are known for growing an entire ecosystem in their fur as they move so slowly. In particular, algae grows and is used by the sloth for camouflage and to feed their young.

The “Sir” part of Algernon’s name, as well as him looking quite regal, comes from herealgernon