Spoiler alert - this was the best experience of my whole entire life.

Most people have big bucket list goals like traveling the world or sky diving, however mine has always been to meet a sloth. And you know what finally happened -

YEP! Me and Flash. My dream came true.

He's a 7-month-old sloth who now lives at Summerfield Farm And Zoo in Belvidere. I got to pet and feed him while hanging out in his encounter room. And you can do that too!

Don't you want to meet this adorable little guy?

You know you do. Summerfield Zoo's website details -

We are excited to offer unique, private animal encounters!  You can get up close and personal with some of our baby animals!  This an experience to treasure for the animal lover in your family! To schedule an encounter:
E-mail us at SummerfieldFarmAndZoo@gmail.com

Encounters must be scheduled ahead of your visit because they will not be able to accommodate for animal encounters scheduled the day of your visit. 

Visit details include -

Encounter Details: 1/2 hour animal encounter for up to 4 people "Hang out" with Flash the Sloth!  Each person will be be able to feed and pet Flash. Includes Admission to Zoo for the day during the regular zoo season Keeper accompanied. $250 Scheduling is subject to change depending on Flash the Sloth's needs!!! Gift Certificates are available.

So schedule your visit with Flash now!

I can promise you wont be disappointed. You can find more info on Flash and the zoo here. 

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