New Ararat Ridge Experience

by Ark Encounter on March 7, 2024

We’re excited to announce that our creative and dedicated zoo team has crafted a new experience for our guests.

It involves going behind the scenes at Ararat Ridge Zoo to meet one of our most popular animals. See if you can guess what it is—hint: it’s one of the slowest animals in our zoo!

We’re sure you guessed it—coming soon to our zoo is a 30-minute behind-the-scenes sloth experience with Felix, our Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth. Please note that this experience will require a separate paid ticket.

Sloth Experience

During our sloth experience, guests will:

  • Learn about the sloth kind
  • Interact with fascinating biofacts like a sloth skull and a claw from an extinct giant ground sloth
  • Head to the sloth habitat to meet a sloth trainer and Felix
  • Enjoy watching Felix receive training or enrichment
  • Feed Felix and take pictures with him
  • Take home a special souvenir
Sloth Experience

This program will be available for adults and all guests over the age of six (17 and under must be accompanied by an adult). It requires a separate ticket, and there are only six spots available per day (Monday–Saturday at 11 a.m.), so it will likely sell out quickly due to how popular Felix is and how much guests of all ages enjoy Ararat Ridge Zoo. A portion of the proceeds from the sloth experience will be donated to Samaritan’s Purse as they work to meet the needs of people in Latin America, the native range of sloths!

Sloth Experience

Come and meet Felix up close by reserving your spot at our brand-new behind-the-scenes experience today. And, while you visit, be sure to also check out all our other zoo animals since admission to Ararat Ridge Zoo is included free with your Ark Encounter admission.