Feed sloths, pet camels and do yoga with pigs just an hour from Atlanta

At North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland, you can get upclose and personal with animals.

Drive an hour from Atlanta and you can feed a sloth or a camel — maybe both.

North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland is home to more than 200 animals and offers various options that allow you to get upclose and personal with some of the animals.

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Love reptiles? There is an experience that lets you hug a snake, hold a monitor lizard, kiss a giant frog and more.

Maybe you’d rather hang out with animal babies. This experience will let you meet young kangaroo, baby deer, African crested porcupine or lemurs, depending on what’s available.

And if your heart's desire is to fee and pet a sloth, there are a few options available. You can read about all the animal experiences here.

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Starting next month, you can even take a yoga class with little pigs.

Cathi Huff, the creator of GOGA goat yoga studio in Milton, will provide the instructors for GOGA In The Wild events, the Gainesville Times reported.

“She will come up, or one of her instructors will come up. We provide the animals and the space, and she provides the instructors. It’s been a fun partnership,” Jeff Powell, director of operations at the zoo, told the Times.

The zoo will provide KuneKune piglets, which are hand-raised and comfortable around people.

Although the zoo is open to all ages, most of the extra animal experiences are restricted to ages 8 and up, and all kids 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


North Georgia Zoo
2912 Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland, GA 30528
Winter pricing: $23 for adults, $21 for children ages 2-11), free for infants