Long-Awaited Sloth Experience on Sale

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
502-238-5331 (Media Cell 502-744-5639)

Guests Encouraged to Move Quicker Than a Sloth to Participate

The much-anticipated Louisville Zoo behind-the-scenes sloth experience goes on sale Wednesday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Sloth fans won’t want to be sloth-like in their response as the Zoo expects slots to fill quickly.  Sloth experience sessions are available at launch for bookings starting in February 2022. Previous sessions were filled by those who signed up for the Zoo’s Sloth Early Mailing List.

Each sloth experience includes the opportunity to participate with Zoo staff in preparing the sloth’s diet and visiting Sunni in her indoor exhibit. Guests will get to talk with keeper staff about the sloths, have the opportunity for a photo with Sunni, as well as receive a special keepsake from the experience.

This experience is available Friday – Sunday afternoons, at 1:30 p.m. (guests should arrive at the MetaZoo by 1:20 p.m.) and lasts approximately 30 – 45 minutes. Tickets to the sloth experience are $80 per person and can be purchased as an add-on option with a general admission ticket or purchased separately with a Zoo membership.  Visit LouisvilleZoo.org/sloth-experience for more information and to purchase.

This experience is open to guests ages 6 and older only. It accommodates up to four individuals. The experience is rain or shine; no refunds or exchanges. Masks are required for the duration of the experience. All activities are subject to approval by Sunni, of course. At this time, this is the only behind-the-scenes experience or tour available for purchase.


The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).