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Wildlife center offering 'Sloth Sleepover' experiences

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Ben Hooper
An Oregon wildlife center is offering Sloth Sleepover events where guests can feed and interact with the animals. Photo by the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and the Sloth Captive Husbandry Center
An Oregon wildlife center is offering "Sloth Sleepover" events where guests can feed and interact with the animals. Photo by the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and the Sloth Captive Husbandry Center

July 26 (UPI) -- An Oregon wildlife center is giving animal lovers the chance for a unique animal encounter: A sleepover with the sloths.

The Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and the Sloth Captive Husbandry Center in Rainier is offering "Sloth Sleepover" encounters for people who want to spend a night camping out with the sloths.

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"Guests will observe natural behaviors and interact with a colony of Sloths during the activity bouts of their naturally most 'active' time of day. When the sloths are napping guests can read, relax and even nap themselves if they wish, INSIDE one of our sloth ambassador colony habitats," the center's website states.

The center said the guests typically feed the sloths about eight times per night, but it all depends on the moods of the animals.

"Everything happens when the sloths choose it to happen. In other words the sloths choose when they want to interact with guests throughout the evening," a representative said in an email to ABC News.

The Sloth Sleepover costs $1,200 for a group of four, plus an additional $300 for each additional person up to a maximum eight.

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The center said participants are required to use "library voices" for the duration of their experience, as sloths are "ultra-delicate."

The website states guests will also be treated to a bonus interaction with a "mystery creature," but only "for as long as Federal Regulations will allow."

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