SOLARNA the sloth has died at Amazon World Zoo.

The male, two-toed sloth has lived at the zoo since 2003 and has been described as a "much loved member of the animal family."

The zoo said: "Every keeper that had the pleasure to know him fell in love straight away.

"Solarna has lived with his mate Amber for the last 15 years and have together bred five beautiful babies."

The zoo said he will be greatly missed.