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(prices effective through October 31, 2015)
Ever wonder how it would feel to hang around with a sloth? During Lehigh Valley Zoo’s sloth encounter you will be able meet a Hoffman’s two toed sloth and may even be able to touch its long hair. Participants will have the opportunity to slow down their day the sloth way and learn about these amazing mammals, where they live, and the threats that endanger their existence. Don’t forget your cameras so you can take once in a lifetime photos.
$200.00 for up to four people
Attendees must be 42” tall
Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 5 must be accompanied by their own parent/guardian
Two weeks advanced reserved required.
Book your program during Zoo hours and receive free admission to Lehigh Valley Zoo for the entire day. Sloth Connection programs are also available for group visits and Zoo rentals.
During the program, participants view a 10 minute presentation on sloths, learn about their natural history and care, and the challenges they face in the wild. After the presentation, guests may have the opportunity to touch the sloth and take a photo with the animal. Guests will then create a special enrichment or treat for the animal and may have the chance to go behind the scenes and see where the sloth lives at the zoo. This unforgettable program held at Lehigh Valley Zoo is a unique opportunity to get close to and learn about these remarkable mammals.
Do we get to touch or pet a sloth?
Due to the needs of our animals, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to touch the sloth. Our educators are experts in determining if it is appropriate for you to do so.