- 129 Ratings
Pet & Feed Sloths at a Zoo in Lambertville
Get an up-close look at fun-loving sloths with a wildlife encounter. Watch these cuddly creatures play and eat right in front of you, even getting the chance to pet them.
What You Will Do
- Meet two adorable sloths, Hokey and Pokey, during a guided encounter overseen by an experienced professional
- Marvel at the sloths as you see them interact with one another, playing all sorts of games for your enjoyment
- Watch the sloths eat from your outstretched hands and pet them to feel the incredibly soft fur these guys have
- Learn all about these creatures, from their eating habits to their natural habitats, all told by a professional
- Sloth experience
Ages 10 and older.
Admission to zoo is not included in the price.
- 129 Ratings
Amazing experience and an amazing staff. Low traffic and plenty of space. Perfect morning or afternoon trip for a family with kids. Great date spot too!
The sloth encounter was great! The guide was really knowledgeable and patient with me in my excitement. The zoo was also really pleasant and I was impressed with the variety of animals
Our sloth encounter was so great! The zoo staff member that led our encounter was awesome even though he's only been there for a couple months. We didn't know what to expect when we got there but we will definitely be returning at some point especially once the new sloth enclosure is completed. We were very impressed with the whole feeling of the zoo and how it wasn't all cement everywhere but instead it felt more natural. Such a cool place!
It was really cool seeing the sloth, but I felt like it was too pricey for what it was. It cost me$84 so my daughter could pet the sloth and feed it a couple cucumbers. We also had to go in with people we didn't know and the space was pretty small. It would have been nice if we could have went in on our own and took turns. We also had to pay admission into the zoo, but did not have time to look around much because I had to get her back to school. So that was $100 for my daughter to just pet the sloth. I think it would be better if it were half the price. If it was more Interactive I could see charging more money. But $84 for 10-15minutes is a little steep. Obviously I realize that sloths don't do much it, but it barely moved the whole time we were in there. I thought maybe the trainer would be able to hold it and we could see it better but that wasn't the case either. Everyone was super friendly and my daughter loved the experience so I'm not trying to say it is all bad just a little too high-priced for what you get.
My son was thrilled to meet Hokey.
I really enjoyed my time with Hokey the other day. I was able to see a sloth up close without really interrupting its normal routine, which is pretty much nothing lol I am sure to be back for another visit.
Loved how energetic all of the animals are, just shows how well they take care of their animals! Also booked a visit with Hokey an Pokey, wish we could have seen more of the sloths but still very cool and informative.
Had a great time!
I loved how up close to the animals you could get. I loved Hokey the sloth!
We were hoping to see 2
It was interesting and enjoyable
I was a little disappointed at the level of organization. One of the animals had been moved from the enclosure which made me feel as if no one paid attention there would be a tour the following morning. Especially since there was no communication between the guide and the staff that it was something that happened. Also maybe a simple marker up sheet with facts about the animals in question would help. There were unanswered questions during the encounter. I really don't think I qould recommend any other families do that one on the experience that we had. The guide was very attentive and sweet. When it was obvious that the encounter was not going too well. They offered some behind the scenes experiences. Which completely compensated for the lacking experience. However based on the time during the encounter itself. I would not say it would be something I would recommend to another person.
The caregiver was patient, kind, informative and answered all our questions.
The zoo was a lot bigger than expected, but i thought the sloth encounter would have been better. It was over priced of what we were able to do.
This was a good opportunity for my daughter to see a sloth up close.
It was very cool to be so close to the sloths and get to interact with them so long. However, their housing seems sad. Nothing really seems to simulate their natural habitat and there were a ton of flies. However, the caregiver seems really invested and knows the sloths well.
It was such a great experience! I took my girlfriend there for her birthday and we had such a great time, everyone there was very kind to us. We got to feed the sloths which was great! I love that the animals are so close to you as opposed to other zoos where the animals feel like they are so far away. I would totally recommend this place to anyone who asked!
Brought my wife to tears when she found out she was about to meet a sloth! I surprised her for our anniversary
Visiting and feeding the Hokey & Pokey was wonderful! My son and I loved it! They are so sweet, well worth every penny! Loved the zoo as a whole. It was our first visit and will not be our last. Being able to feed the deer, sheep, alpaca, donkeys was a nice bonus! Loved that the animals were so close and very well taken care of. Thank you for a wonderful day!
The experience was great, the animals seemed happy and healthy. The staff with us showed us their enclosures and had a lot of information too. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone interested in seeing a sloth up close.
The zoo was amazing. With the obvious rapid expansion we can’t wait to go back and see what happens in the future.
The sloth encounter was absolutely awesome! Wonderful place. Very up close and personal.
This way a birthday present for my now 12 year old daughter and she was absolutely thrilled to be able to get that close and personal w her favorite animal in the whole world!! You just can’t get this experience anywhere else.
I was glad I was able to do it
The young woman who led our sloth encounter was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and friendly. My finance and I drove 3.5 hours each way to come to the encounter. When she learned just how far we drove she went above and beyond to show us everything the zoo had to offer. She showed us the wolf puppies too and let us pet them. We went back to Cincinnati and told all of our friends how much we loved Indian Creek and that it was worth every mile we drove.
The staff and experience was wonderful. We certainly recommend visiting. Great visit.
We had a great time but it was hard for my 10 year old to see the sloths since the beds were up so high. It was a great experience.
I had a whole day planned and this was just a small part of it.. My girlfriend absolutely loved it.. small room and only a few people allowed each day.. You get to pet them and spoon feed them. No holding, as everything is stressful to a sloth. Still worth the happiness of brought my gf
Really cool place and friendly staff would recommend going to anyone
Indian Creek Zoo was so much fun! It was very interactive and very entertaining. We can’t wait to come back when they’ve expanded or introduced more animals. I wish I could’ve taken all the wolf-hybrid pups home! What a bunch of goobers!