Hattiesburg Zoo to host Sloth-A-Thon in October

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – Leaders with the Hattiesburg Zoo announced the Third Annual Sloth-A-Thon will take place on October 2, 2021. The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Some of the activities include a .5K “race” through the zoo. There will be rehydration stations along the route, with adult beverage choices, and each entry includes two donut bites and one beer or root beer sample.

After the “race”, sloth-participants can cool off at the Splash Pad of Foam where they can clean up in a mound of bubbles. DJ Milkstache will be slooowing down the toons for everyone to enjoy. The “Slow-Time-Train and Creep-Along Carousel will be running all night, and Safari Grill and Ladha’s Cantina will offer full menus with specialty food and drink items.

Sloths Chewy and Maple will be making appearances throughout the night to make sure no-one is moving too fast.

There will also be judging of lazy-themed costumes, and a prize-package will be given to the winner.

Tickets are $15 in advance for the event, while tickets at the gate will be $20. The event is for those 21 and older.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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