- 164 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.
- 164 Ratings
It was a wonderful experience. Our guide answered all of our questions.
Loved the sloth encounter and the rest of the zoo. Staff was friendly and helpful.
The experience was extremely entertaining and educational. Joe went out of his way to be more than accommodating to us.
My daughter and I had a blast getting to pet the sloths and giraffes! Everyone was so nice. It was clean. And Joe was awesome taking us to the sloths and giraffes. We will definitely be coming back.
Very memorable experience! The staff were informative & shared a ton of interesting facts about the sloths. We were impressed with seeing the animals up close throughout the exhibits.
Absolutely loved it! The tour guide gentleman was very informative about the sloths! Best experience!
Meeting a sloth was awesome
The visit was amazing! Will definitely be coming back to visit again. Owners were super nice and you can tell how much they love, care and respect the animals.
Everyone we encountered was nice. The host told us stories about the sloths and even showed us some cute photos of the sloths being silly. She also pointed out and listed all other animals available to be viewed during December. Also dog greeter is best greeter :)
The Sloth encounter was awesome! It was so incredible getting up close and personal and being able to pet Pokey and learn so much about sloths. I really want a sloth baby in 2019! Our guide was AMAZING!! Showed us so much more than sloths and was so knowledgeable and courteous!
Great and very knowledgeable staff! The sloth encounter was a highlight of my trip. The zookeeper who aided with the encounter was very friendly and happy to answer any question!
The Indian Creek Zoo is an awesome place to go for animal lovers. A smaller zoo, what they lack in sheer volume of animals they make up for in hospitality and one on one encounters with the animals. They also are expanding rapidly, which is great to see and I am excited to come back in the future to see how they are doing. We went in the off season, it was just starting to get cold, so not many visitors which allowed for us to have a very personal tour. This includes that the owner of the zoo tagged along to hang out with us, which was awesome.
The enclosure for the visit with the sloth was a bit cramped for a group of four. It may have been better served in the sloth house where there appears to be more space. Additionally, it was presented on the website that the experience included both Hokey and Pokey, but we only visited with Hokey. The staff were very nice and provided the allotted time to engage with Hokey.
Up close, interactive. Really nice and knowledgeable staff who related to us as well as kids. The zoo is a tribute to those who do good in this world. We have already spread the word in Cleveland to make the drive. I would love to make a trip to enjoy in each season. Thank you for giving these animals a rich retirement and providing a happy family place.
Was told the encounter was with hokey and pokey the sloths, but we one had encounter with one of the two
We loved the whole zoo! The animals are well taken care of and such a variety of animals. The sloth experience was awesome and we plan on coming back!
I really wanted to be able to hold the sloth which was not an option. Understandable, yet disappointing. Also, the other sloths were in the breeding house so there was only one available to interact with. However, the staff was really nice and we enjoyed feeding and petting Hokey. Unfortunately it was raining so we didn’t get to spend much time visiting other parts of the zoo. We do look forward to visiting again.
Very knowledgeable staff, friendly, wonderful experience.
The guy that took us in there was very friendly and knowledgable. He also let us sit and interact with the monkeys for a while which was amazing. I wish I could remember his name but he made the experience awesome!
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.