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Thanks for your review! I've been to the aviary maybe 5-6yrs ago and enjoyed it. And I'm sure they've improved since then. So my question is about the Sloth encounter. I love sloths but don't really have an extra $150. You really think it was worth it. I'm sure you can't hold the sloth, just pet it? About how long is the encounter? I'll have my elderly, wheelchair bound mom with me, I know she'd like the sloth, just not sure about an extra $150. We're going up for a reunion in a few months, so we're trying to plan out itinerary. Did you do any other special encounters there, like feeding bats or penguins? Thanks so much for your thoughts.

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I did not hold the sloth so I am afraid I cannot answer your question.

10 months ago
Pennsylvania
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I'm sorry, but we did not participate in the sloth encounter. Based on paying $5 just to have a bird swoop down and take a worm from your hand in one of the bird encounters, it seems these fees are more of a fundraising effort. Although maybe for $150 the encounter will be much more personal and worth the fee. Maybe if you call the main office they can describe the encounter. Enjoy your visit!

10 months ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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I didn't think the sloth encounter was worth the money. It was very nice, but not that exciting. I would not do it again. I did take my handicapped sister to feed the lories...sweet little birds. You get a cup of nectar for a few dollars and get to go into the exhibit with them. My sister was thrilled...the birds landed on her hand and she was delighted to be abel to feed them. A lot of great pictures were taken. We also took in a show which was informative and interactive. Both were worth the extra cost!

Hope you and your mom have a wonderful time!

10 months ago
Lakeside, Virginia
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Sorry - we did not experience any of the encounters. We were able to get close to the baby sloth when he was brought out for a talk. Hope you have a nice trip and enjoy the reunion.

10 months ago
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