By Sophie Hirsh. Photos: Mark Newman/Getty Creative.
Considering sloths are known as one of the world's sleepiest animals, it's fitting that they're down for a good old-fashioned slumber party. The Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center in Rainier, Oregon, offers a "Sloth Sleepover," where guests can spend the night in tents in a sloth ambassador colony habitat.
"Guests will observe natural behaviors and interact with a colony of sloths during the activity bouts of their naturally most 'active' time of day," reads the description on the conservation center's website. "When the sloths are napping, guests can read, relax, and even nap themselves if they wish, inside one of our sloth ambassador colony habitats." At $600 per pair, admission is steep, but it sounds like a night you'll never forget. Each duo gets their own tent (featuring a safety screen, just in case the sloths stop feeling lazy), with up to eight sloth visitors allowed per night. Admission also gets you an educational Q&A with a staff member, an "I Slept With a Sloth" T-shirt, permission to feed the arboreal sloths, and a shared satellite TV—after all, everyone knows sloths love to curl up with a good movie. No perfume, cigarettes, or alcohol are allowed, and long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes are required to prevent you from getting scratched by your mystery critter guest.
If you're interested, we recommend signing up faster than at a sloth's pace; the conservation center expects human contact with wildlife species to be banned nationwide by federal law sometime soon.
This is not the first unexpected place to offer overnight excursions. The London Zoo's Gir Lion Lodge features cottages where guests can spend the night a hop, skip, and a jump from lions; a slew of awesome tree houses are available to rent for your next vacation; and the London Eye recently held a competition to become the first person to spend the night in the landmark Ferris wheel.
This story originally appeared on Conde Nast Traveler.
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