Our Adopted Family

We are a fairly diverse bunch at Carbon8, but we also share many passions. One of these shared passions is our love of animals. We started a program of adoption of zoo animals back in 2015, with Tina the two toed sloth. We aim to support zoos that specialise in the protection of wildlife through breeding programs and scientific research and we are lucky to have Marwell Zoo on our doorstep, with a fantastic selection of wonderful animals.

Poison Dart Frog – Marwell Zoo

Poison dart frog

We adopted from Marwell zoo. We were able to choose the name of the frog, we named him Harold. We were drawn to him because he has matching colours to Carbon8.

Poison dart frogs, members of the Dendrobatidae family, wear some of the most brilliant and beautiful colors on Earth. Depending on individual habitats, which extend from the tropical forests of Costa Rica to Brazil, their coloring can be yellow, gold, copper, red, green, blue, or black. Their elaborate designs and hues are deliberately ostentatious to ward off potential predators, a tactic called aposematic coloration.

www.marwell.org.uk

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Snow Leopard – Marwell Zoo

Again another adoption from Marwell Zoo. We named him Salvador.

These rare, beautiful gray leopards live in the mountains of Central Asia. They are insulated by thick hair, and their wide, fur-covered feet act as natural snowshoes. Snow leopards have powerful legs and are tremendous leapers, able to jump as far as 50 feet (15 meters). They use their long tails for balance and as blankets to cover sensitive body parts against the severe mountain chill. These endangered cats appear to be in dramatic decline and due to poaching driven by illegal trades in pelts and in body parts used for traditional Chinese medicine. Vanishing habitat and the decline of the cats’ large mammal prey are also contributing factors.

www.marwell.org.uk

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Two-Toed Sloth – Chester Zoo

Sloth

We adopted This two toed sloth form Chester zoo, her name is Tina, she was named by the zoo.

The sloth is the world’s slowest mammal, so sedentary that algae grows on its furry coat. The plant gives it a greenish tint that is useful camouflage in the trees of its Central and South American rain forest home. Sloths are identified by the number of long, prominent claws that they have on each front foot. There are both two-toed and three-toed sloths. All sloths are built for life in the treetops. They spend nearly all of their time aloft, hanging from branches with a powerful grip aided by their long claws.

www.chesterzoo.org