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Quick Facts about the Sloth

This is Sid, he is our resident sloth at Timbavati Wildlife Park. You can usually catch him in our interaction area and at Wildlife Presentations. We are experiencing a large volume of inquiries about Sid with visitors regularly asking if they can touch a sloth. Most people take the sloth’s slow speed for granted. If you’ve never had an up close interaction with a sloth, you wouldn’t consider them to be a dangerous animal.

While sloths are pretty even tempered there is a trained way to handle them. Our professional animal handlers have relationships with all of the animals in the park. As cuddly as they might appear, a sloth can bite you. For this reason, we don’t allow guests to handle them. You can get really close but we will maintain a safe distance for both you and Sid to comfortably enjoy each other’s company.“

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