See Sloths at SeaWorld San Diego


Learn about the slow-moving lifestyle of sloths

Sloths are tree-dwelling animals known for their slow-moving lifestyle. Native to Central and South American rain forests, sloths are well adapted for living high in trees due to their uniquely large nails on their hands and feet that allow them to hang from branches. Sloths spend almost their entire life upside down in the trees. They eat, sleep, mate and give birth from this position hanging high among the branches. Sloths are herbivores, which mean they eat a plant-based diet.

Get Even Closer With An Animal Encounter

  • Sloth Up-Close Encounter

    Sloth Tour

    Here's your chance to meet our slowest friend in the park and take your very own #slothie.

    Meet with an animal care specialist as you learn all about sloths, including their slow-moving lifestyle and why they spend most of their life upside down in trees.

    For the safety of our guests, Ambassadors, and our animals, SeaWorld San Diego has taken extra steps to provide the safest possible experience:

    • Please check in for your Sloth Encounter at the Sloth Interaction Check-In near Dolphin Amphitheater at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.
    • Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian present. Participants must be 6 years old and accompanied by paid adult participant.
    • Taking photos of the animals and your experience is encouraged, however SeaWorld ambassadors will not be allowed to handle your camera or other personal equipment during your encounter.
    • No loose jewelry, sunglasses or smoking is permitted during the interaction.
    • All participants will be given the opportunity to wash and/or sanitize their hands before and after their encounter.
    • Party sizes and inventory is limited to ensure physical distancing. There are limited spots available and we cannot guarantee there will be room to add extra participants.
    • Program times, prices, components and animal participation are subject to change without notice.
    • The program fee is non-refundable, however the program will be rescheduled when possible. Please keep in mind if you arrive late you may not be able to join the program.
    Limited Spots Available
    Prices starting at
    Encounter $79.00 /ea.