Come face-to-face with resident two-toed sloths, Rico and Cleo, in all-new experience
May 12, 2023 – Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is proud to announce the opening of Sloth Valley! A first-of-its-kind experience for Ripley’s, Sloth Valley is an all-new habitat designed to bring visitors up-close and personal with one of the world’s most fascinating creatures.
In Sloth Valley, guests come face-to-face with the Aquarium’s resident two-toed sloths, Rico and Cleo. This state-of-the-art exhibit is designed not only for guests to encounter a sloth like never before but also to provide the highest standard of animal care.
Look closely and you’ll see enrichment toys for Rico and Cleo to work on their puzzle-solving skills. Listen and you’ll hear rainforest sounds meant to mimic their natural environment and keep them stimulated. Look up and notice the vines and branches are meticulously placed to allow for a sloth to have plenty of mobility and resting spots. Step inside with a Sloth Encounter (coming soon as an add-on experience to Aquarium admission) and feel the humidity of the rainforest!
“Sloth Valley is a welcome addition to the already impressive collection of animals at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach,” said General Manger Pablo Chavez. “Through interactives, thoughtful design, and immersive experiences, we are proud to provide visitors with an unforgettable experience that is both fun and informative.”
Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach — the only place you can experience Sloth Valley — has set the standard for the company’s Aquarium ventures, paving the way for two subsequent world-class facilities in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Toronto, Canada.
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“Our mission is to provide a world-class experience that fosters the conservation and research of our natural world through environmental education and exceptional animal care, inspiring and providing fun for visitors of all ages through immersive learning and unforgettable experiences.”
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Built on the foundation of a daily newspaper cartoon in 1918 — still in print today — Ripley Entertainment has grown to be a world leader in family entertainment, expanding to include more than 100 attractions in 10 countries around the world. Along with Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, Guinness World Records Attractions, Aquariums, WaxWorks, traveling shows, and miniature golf, the world of Ripley’s continues to grow through exciting new experiences, content, and books for all ages. Learn more about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! by visiting Ripleys.com and following on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok.