You Can Hang Out With Sloths At Saint Louis Zoo In Missouri

Most of us animal lovers will literally jump at any chance to spend time with them – whether it’s cuddling with our beloved pets or watching the bison graze at Prairie State Park. The Saint Louis Zoo in Missouri also makes it easy to hang out with some animals – like the adorably slow sloths – that we normally wouldn’t get to see up close. A ton of fun awaits at this sloth encounter in St. Louis.

Please note: The sloth encounter at the Saint Louis Zoo sells out very quickly. Keep an eye on the Saint Louis Zoo website and Saint Louis Zoo Facebook page for updated information.

Have you been to one of the animal encounters at the Saint Louis Zoo? Would you sign up for this sloth encounter in St. Louis? Share your experience in the comments! For another one-of-a-kind animal adventure, picnic with the alpacas at Green Meadows Alpaca Ranch in Holden.

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Animal Attractions In Missouri

April 07, 2023

What are some zoos in Missouri?

You’ll find several zoos in Missouri, including:

  • Saint Louis Zoo. The free-admission zoo spans 90 acres and is home to countless animals, including penguins, giraffes, tigers, bears, and sloths. (Some activities do require a fee.)
  • Kansas City Zoo. Stroll through the 200-acre zoo in Missouri, where you can see kangaroos, seals, and zebras.
  • Dickerson Park Zoo. A Missouri favorite since 1923, Dickerson Park Zoo is home to sloths, kangaroos, and goats, and has a playground, a train, and delicious food.
  • Promised Land Zoo in Branson is perfect for exploring, and you can sign up for one of the behind-the-scenes animal encounters for a one-of-a-kind adventure.


Are there any other animal attractions in Missouri?

Animal lovers have plenty of animal attractions to visit in Missouri. In addition to Missouri’s popular zoos, plan a visit to:

  • Big Joel’s Animal Safari. Hang out with more than 500 animals and 60 species, including kangaroos, deer, camels, and reptiles.
  • Wild Animal Safari allows you to go on a safari. Hop aboard a bus that will take you along a five-mile path, where you’ll spot grazing bison, goats, and giraffes.
  • Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka gives visitors a glimpse of endangered wolves, foxes, and painted dogs. Sign up for one of its educational programs or tours.