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From their cheeky grin to their sleepy behaviour, it’s hard not to love sloths when they’re one of the most relatable animals. Deep down, we all have a bit of sloth in us! Now you have the chance to meet and feed our Sloths as well as our Tamarins, Armadillo and Pygmy Marmosets at our Hertfordshire zoo. The perfect gift for any close friend or family member with a love for Sloths!
What will my Rainforest experience with the Sloths include?
•Meet and great our Sloths, Tamarins, Armadillos and Marmosets as well as getting the chance to hand feed them.
•Available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
•Duration: 30 mins
•Minimum age is 16 years old.
•Participants will receive a certificate and entry to the Park for the day
Working boots that extend above the ankle or wellies MUST be worn due to the armadillo’s strong claws
Your experience starts with welcome drinks in the Discovery Centre where you will be introduced to a member of our zoo team who will escort you to our Rainforest ready for your experience. There will be a short health and safety briefing prior to the experience.
During the experience, you will enter the rainforest home of our Sloths, Tamarins, Armadillo and Pygmy Marmosets. You will have the opportunity to feed the monkeys their favourite food - insects!
Our Sloths will be ready for their evening meal and you will be given the opportunity to serve them their main course. They may venture out from the nest box and down to the feeding station and if they do you will have the opportunity to hand feed them. Unfortunately, this cannot be guaranteed as sometimes they may be too sleepy and choose not to participate, in which case you can spend more time with Mambo the Armadillo and our friendly Tamarins and Marmosets.
The keeper will be with you throughout the experience to tell you many interesting facts about our rainforest friends. You will have plenty of opportunities to take photos so please remember to bring your camera with you.
Mambo is very inquisitive so we advise participants must wear working boots or wellies that extend above the ankle. If inappropriate footwear is worn you will not be able to enter the enclosure.
Zoological Society of Hertfordshire is a registered charity, the monies raised from the experiences are used by us to help care for the animals at the zoo as well as aiding our conservation work in the UK and abroad.
Due to the close taxonomic relationship of humans and non-human primates, our monkeys and other primates are susceptible to many of our illnesses. If you think you may be ill, however minor the symptoms are (for example sneezing, a cold sore, headaches, skin complaints, or any stomach complaint) please notify us before coming for your experience. You are likely to be fine to participate in the experience, however, the risk to our primate’s health must be assessed and re booking may be required.
Cat faeces also poses a serious health risk to our primates. Therefore, if you have a pet cat, could you please ensure fresh clothing is worn for the experience.
Each experience includes admission to Paradise, so you can spend the whole day at the park around your experience if you wish. You can bring guests who pay normal admission prices but cannot participate in the experience.
This experience is available for one or two people at a time.