Cuddle Alert! Bret Michaels Hugs a Sloth

02/22/2012 at 10:30 AM EST

Bret Michaels Meets Sloth at Busch Gardens Festival
Bret Michaels with a sloth
Courtesy Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Kristen Bell is going to be so jealous!

During a visit to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., rocker Bret Michaels got to know a few members of the zoo's Animal Ambassadors team, including Harry the sloth, who enjoyed a big hug from Michaels.

Michaels took to the stage at Busch Gardens' Bands, Brew & BBQ festival over the weekend, and began an unusual pre-show ritual by hanging out with Harry, a young southern ground hornbill named Tufts, and a Burmese python.

Who made the biggest impression? Sorry, Harry, but it looks like Tufts really got Michaels's attention. The star posted five times on Twitter about his encounter with the hornbill. When one fan remarked, "This bird is like a friggin' Volkswagen," Michaels replied and said, "You ain't kiddin'."



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Bret Michaels with a hornbill

Courtesy Busch Gardens Tampa Bay



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