Danielle here. If you’re like me, chances are you’ve dreamed of spending time with a sloth ever since Kristin Bell’s sloth meltdown circa 2012.
The Greenville Zoo is helping our dreams come true. Lyla and Lincoln, its Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths, are getting ready to meet you at the zoo’s future animal encounter.
As the zoo works out the details (read: pricing, times, and how to make the experience accessible and safe), we’re sharing 10 other behind-the-scenes experiences and animal encounters that recently reopened at the Greenville Zoo.
$125+ per person | Take a behind-the-scenes, which included three encounters.
$43.75+ per person | Select one encounter.
You can request tours here at least two weeks in advance.
Anteater Enrichment | Learn about and provide enrichment (read: creative time with physical activity and mental exercise) to the zoo’s giant anteater.
Lion Training | Experience a training session to learn how the zoo provides its lions with daily care and check-ups.
Tortoise Touch | Enjoy a hands-on opportunity to get up close with the largest reptile at the Greenville Zoo.
Ektopia | Meet with the zoo’s herpetologist to learn about all things scaly and slimy.
Amur Leopard Training | The Asia zookeeper leads a training session about the leopards’ daily care and check-ups.
Orangutan Training | Hang with the orangutans to learn how they receive daily care and check-ups.
Red Panda Enrichment | Learn about this fluffy, rare, and endangered animal.
Primate Row | It’s all monkey business as you learn about some of the zoo’s “most delightful residents.”
Animal Hospital | Go behind the scenes at the zoo’s hospital and learn about the challenges and rewards of working with wild clients.
Giraffe Feeding (on hold) | As Autumn and her newborn calf bond, this experience is on hold. Check back on the zoo’s site for reopening updates — plus, get excited for the future giraffe feeding platform.