Sloth Encounters


30 Minute Sloth Interaction

Is it your dream to pet a sloth? At Living Treasures in the Laurel Highlands we believe that interaction is a healthy and educational experience both for our animals and the people who enjoy their company. We would like to extend the opportunity to interact with our sloth. This interaction includes 30 minutes with the sloth and keeper, petting the sloth, getting an up-close look, and taking pictures, a chance to feed the sloth, and to talk to the keeper.

$125 for up to 6 participants (ages 5 and up).
It is a group charge, not per person for a private encounter.

A Day To Remember

The booking site where we take all reservations is set up to release the next day (53 days from now) for booking at midnight. The upcoming slots to be released are as follows: 2 slots Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. There are no slots set to release for Tuesdays or Saturdays. There will not be any dates released May 14, 15, 24, 25.

Reservations are Required, and must be made at least 1 day in advance.
See Availability and book an Interaction:


Additional Information


The booking is subject to cancellation based on the needs of the sloth and the participants will be notified and issued a refund in that event.


The Address is 288 route 711, Jones Mills, PA 15646.  There are 2 Living Treasures Locations and this booking is only for the Laurel Highlands location at the given address, so take care to make sure you are traveling to the correct location.

Minimum Age

There is a minimum age to attend the interaction of 5 years old.  This is a strict requirement and no one under 5 years old will be permitted in the interaction room.  No more than 6 people are permitted per time slot, and a supervising adult must be counted as a participating member.


The interaction room is kept warm for the comfort of the sloth.  Short sleeves are recommended.

Include Park Admission?

This does not include admission to Living Treasures, and Gate admission is not required to be purchased to purchase the interaction.   The Living Treasures walk through park is closed for the season, opening day 2020 is estimated April 1 depending on the weather.  The Sloth encounters are offered through the off season when the rest of the zoo is closed.

Private Experience

Having less than 6 people is allowed and does not change the rate for the encounter because it is a private experience we do not sell the other slots to the time.

Arrival Time

It is important to be on time for the interaction.  We recommend that participants arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time and check in at the front desk of Living Treasures in the Laurel Highlands.  Tardiness will cut into the allotted interaction time.

Service Animals

We apologize for any inconvenience but we are unable to accommodate service animals at the Sloth Encounter Experience

*The comfort of the sloth is our #1 priority and for that reason the age requirement and maximum attendance are strictly enforced, extra people and switching out are not permitted.



Covid-19 Update

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all Pony Rides, Parakeet and Sloth Encounters are temporarily suspended.