Sloths at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Sloth Encounter


Join the keepers and meet sloths behind the scenes of Animal Connections

Take it slow with our animal care team as you get up close with a fluffy fan-favorite animal – one of our amazing sloths! As you explore behind-the-scenes of Animal Connections on this 30-minute walking tour, you’ll see where our resident sloths like to hang out as you learn about their diets and lifestyle straight from the keepers who provide their daily care. You’ll see multiple sloth species and have the opportunity to interact with one of our sloths as you learn about sloth conservation. From feeding to training behaviors and touching, sloth fans simply can’t miss out on this experience. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. Personal photography is permitted in designated areas. Please check in with your guide at the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi (just north of the train station) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. .


Reservations are encouraged as space is limited and can be booked online or by phone at 813-884-4FUN(4386). A tour guide will check you in for your tour at the Serengeti Outpost 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. 

  • Sloth Encounter

    Product Placeholder

    Get closer than ever to one of the most beloved animals at our park – a sloth! Learn directly from the animal care team as you engage in hands-on training and feeding with this fan-favorite creature.

    • bullet Opportunities to touch and interact with a sloth
    • bullet 30-minute walking tour
    • bullet Must be ages 8 & up to participate
    • bullet Tour is not wheelchair accessible
    Get an insider’s look at how Busch Gardens cares for its family of sloths. Explore behind-the-scenes and observe how the keepers provide their daily care at Animal Connections. You will learn how our parks help to protect sloths in the wild, and discover how you can make a difference too.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 8 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    Due to the nature of this tour, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated at this time. This tour requires significant walking in unpaved areas and on uneven terrain.

    Please check in for your tour directly at the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi (just north of the train station) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

    Pass Members save up to 10% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 

    The Sloth Insider Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged, as spaces are limited. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call (813)884-4FUN(4386). All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.
    Get up-close to sloths
    Guest (ages 8+) $99.99 /ea.