STAFF at Dudley Zoo have welcomed a brand new inhabitant to the Castle Hill attraction- a three-year-old sloth called Reggie.

Reggie's arrival marks the first time a Linne’s two-toed sloth has called the zoo home, with staff hoping Reggie will be joined by a female in the future.

Zoo curator Richard Brown said: “This is a species we’ve wanted as part of our expanding animal collection for many years so it’s great we’ve been able to welcome Reggie and we know he’ll be a very popular addition with our visitors.

“Hopefully in the future he will be joined by a female so we can be in a breeding position.”

Reggie has joined the zoo from Amazon World Zoo Park on the Isle of Wight and is currently living in a mixed small primate exhibit with a breeding pair of Coppery titi monkeys and Goeldi monkeys.

The primates are living in the former indoor lynx enclosure, while a new purpose-built home is built nearby on the 40-acre site in the coming weeks.