These are just some of the MANY animals we bring to our Wild Education Presentations!
As you will notice, most of our animals are rescues and surrenders. If you would like to make a donation to help with their care and the continuation of our education program, please click the donate button below!
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Fur and Feathers
Tia is our oddly beautiful goffins cockatoo. We got her from rescue back in 2016 that got her from another rescue…The original rescue had her housed with MANY other cockatoos and there were some bully birds that plucked her head feathers off… She has grown a few back over the years but I think she will always look like this. We still lover her!
This is Oops the Chinchilla. She is Simons daughter and got her name because she was an accident! Her dad was supposed to be neutered when he came in but he clearly was not! She is a great little chinchilla and will actually sit on your head for pictures!
This is Gretchen the salmon pink bird eating tarantula! Although she looks big and scary, she has helped hundreds of people overcome their fear of arachnids! She is a very gently little girl!
Rosey the rose hair tarantula is our back up tarantula for times when Gretchen isn’t available. She isn’t as big but many people love her colors more than our larger tarantula.
Thank you to Buckerfields in Abbotsoford for sponsoring our Gargoyle Geckos!
Gargoyle geckos like this little girl are a very popular pet as they are very easy to care for. They do still get surrendered like this one and her 3 room mates for various reasons. This female has had a crooked tail since she was surrendered in 2012
This is Sparkles the crested gecko. We have many crested geckos but this one is our main presentation crestie and just happens to be Rainas pet gecko. She has raised this one up right from the egg!
Loki the lechianus gecko is one awesome gecko! They are the largest of the gecko species and are actually so large and clingy that younger children can’t hold them! Between their grip and their claws, they can be a little painful to hold!
This little beauty is Toothless the red eyed crocodile skink. He is probably the most prehistoric looking animal we bring out!
This is a European legless lizard name…Lieutenant Dan (a Forrest Gump Reference). Although he looks like a snake he is not! His eyelids and ears give it away as snakes don’t have those!
This is a normal bearded dragon that was surrendered in 2017 at 2 months of age. The reason you might ask? He was getting too large and scary for his owners… A little research goes a long way!
This angry looking animal is a Silkie or Scaleless bearded dragon. Yes…a bearded dragon…with no beard or spikes! Sadly, they are bred for this and have ongoing skin issues their entire life. As you can see by the toes, they can not shed properly and need to be constantly monitored and aided with their shedding. A great example of people taking things just a little too far with selective breeding. His name is Spike!
Ducky the green basilisk is one of the favorites at presentations! He loves spending time jumping on people hands, shoulders, heads or anything else in his path!
Raina is holding Littlefoot our black and white tegu. Littlefoot was actually dropped off for us to babysit back in 2016 after his enclosure “caught on fire”… He was only supposed to be with us a week but his owners never came back to get him. He is such a sweetheart and one of the favorites at presentations!
This anery corn snake is one of a few corns we have for presentations. Corn snakes are one of the more commonly surrendered reptiles due to their popularity and cheap price.
This is Cuddles the baby albino boa. This is Rainas personal pet boa that she takes great care of! One day she will grow up to 9 feet long!
This is Emoji the pied ball python. He is probably the favorite ball python we take out. His name comes from the patterns on his body that resemble a face, horseshoe and a ghost face!
This beautiful leucistic ball (Luke) came from a breeder as a baby. He had a large lump on his nose that the breeder didn’t want to have in his collection. We took him to the vet and it is just a lump of scar tissue that is slowly going away as he grows. You can see the dark spot on his nose in the picture.
This Albino ball python named Popcorn is one of our older ball pythons. He is about 20 years old now and was surrendered in 2016 by a breeder who no longer needed him and thought he would be a good addition to our education program.
Although he doesn’t go out to presentations as often as he used to, Deadpool, the blood python is still a very uniquely shaped snake. He is short, chubby and heavy! Although he may look like it, he is NOT overweight!
This beautiful creature is a Pueblan milk snake. His name is 2% (get it??). He was surrendered back in 2013 by a police officer that was relocated somewhere that didn’t have any pet stores for him to buy food at.
Turtles / Tortoises
This is a very shy Chinese golden thread turtle. Our aquatic turtles are mainly taken to school presentations. All of our aquatic turtles were surrendered over the years as they are a higher maintenance pet to own.
This is a very cool African “hinge” sideneck turtle. She was surrendered in 2012 with about 8 other turtles by a man who had about 50 turtles in his apartment and needed to downsize!
This amazing looking turtle is a snake neck turtle! He clearly can’t pull his head in to his shell and is a member of the sideneck turtle family.
This is Shorty one of our two Russian tortoises. He was surrendered way back in 2011 after his owner moved away to school and could no longer keep him. Although he is a tiny tortoise (about 5 inches) he is the biggest bully when put in with the larger ones! He will chase them around for hours trying beat them up!
This is Shelly the red foot tortoise. She is about 22 years old now but can still live to over 60 years of age! She was surrendered back in 2013.