There’s no denying that people love sloths. From their cheeky grin to sleepy behavior, everyone has a bit of sloth in them, which makes them one of the most relatable and loved animals. With a mission to promote a connection with animals that inspires education and conservation with our guests, Sloth Week is dedicated to educating guests on our two-toed sloths, their unique personalities, and how we can help preserve their environment in the wild through fun games and activities.
Along with all these sloth games, we’ve also partnered up with other local attractions and hotels to hold giveaways each day throughout Sloth Week to kick off this new event. To see and enter our Sloth Week giveaways, make sure to check out Wild Florida’s Facebook page each day to see what prize you could win.
Monday, October 15th
Hang like a sloth contest!
Sloths are recognized across the world for their ability to hang upside down while eating, walking, and, of course… sleeping! Join us at our playground at 12:30 p.m. where we’ll be timing how long guests and our staff can hang like a sloth. Whoever can hang upside down the longest will win bragging rights as our honorary Sloth Week champ and win a Sloth Week t-shirt!
Tuesday, October 16th
Wild Paint Night Out!
At 6 p.m., we’ll be offering an experience limited to 50 guests where you can paint your very own sloth painting, enjoy a BBQ buffet from the Chomp House Grill, and take a #slothie with one of our two-toed sloths.
Wednesday, October 17th
Sloths of the Silver Screen!
In the spirit of Sloth Week, we’ll be playing some of our favorite movies in the Gator Ballroom that, of course, feature sloths. So, if you need a break from the heat or just want to relax, you can enjoy the following movies during your visit with Zootopia – 12:00 p.m. and Ice Age – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 18th
Dine with a sloth!
You may have taken a “#slothie” with one of our two-toed sloths before, but have you ever dined with one? Only during Sloth Week will we be offering a rare opportunity to have lunch with one of our sloth family members and truly eat like a sloth as you dine on some of their favorite snacks. This encounter will only be available on Thursday and Saturday of Sloth Week.
Compete in our corn eating contest!
One of our sloths’ favorite snacks is actually corn on the cob. If you like corn and you love sloths, sign up to compete (or just watch) our first-ever corn eating contest at the Gator Pavilion at 12:30 p.m
Friday, October 19th
Wild Paint Night Out!
If you’re not able to have lunch with our sloths, join us for dinner! At 6 p.m., we’ll be offering an experience limited to 50 guests where you can paint your very own sloth painting, enjoy a BBQ buffet from the Chomp House Grill, and take a #slothie with one of our two-toed sloths.
Saturday, October 20th
World’s largest #slothie!
As it’s World Sloth Day and the last day of Sloth Week, we have to go out with a bang. At 12:30 p.m., we invite sloth fans and guests to join us in our Gator Pavilion to participate in the world’s largest #slothie.
Rock your best sloth costume!
If you’re as big of a sloth fan as we are, then we know you’ve got a sloth costume in your house… and we want to see it! When you visit us on Saturday, make sure to wear your best sloth gear so we can post it on our Facebook page!
Dine with a sloth!
You may have taken a “#slothie” with one of our two-toed sloths before, but have you ever dined with one? Today is the last day during Sloth Week you’ll be able to have lunch with one of our sloth family members and eat some of their favorite snacks!
Join us for our Sloth Week Charity 5k!
Run (or walk) in our Sloth Week Charity 5k, which will take place through our Gator and Wildlife Park and down Lake Cypress Road. With the track on paved and leveled terrain, anyone and everyone can participate in our Sloth Week 5k. It is free to participate in our charity 5k but we are asking for donations to help raise money for The Sloth Conservation Foundation. Starting at 7:30 a.m., we encourage you to show up early in your walking shoes for a cool stroll around our property.
Sloth Week will be full of fun, family-friendly, sloth-related activities you and your kids will love. But don’t let the adventure stop there! Make sure to have the best adventure when you visit us by grabbing lunch at the Chomp House Grill or Back Porch, getting up close and personal with some of our other animals during an animal encounter, or exploring the headwaters of the Everglades on an Everglades airboat tour! Click the link below to start planning your adventure with us!