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Posted on: July 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Animal Safari

Animal Safari

From 10am-2pm, on Saturday, July 13, the Remington Nature Center will host an indoor Animal Safari. Guests will be able to see a variety of live animals from area rescue organizations. This is a come-and-go style event.

EXOTICS R US (Exotic Animal Education Institute) will bring a variety of animals that they will rotate throughout the day. These animals include Coatimundi, Three-Banded Armadillo, Ring-Tailed Lemur, Ring-Tailed Cat, Monkey, Red-Footed Tortoise, Yellow-Footed Tortoise, Leopard Tortoise and Uromastyx Lizard. Exotics R Us / Exotic Animal Education Institute is an educational outreach program that supports wildlife conservation and specializes in bringing education of the wild to you and yours. Part of their mission is to promote responsible animal husbandry and wildlife conservation by teaching children and adults about the value and beauty of animals from all around the world. Exotics R Us/ Exotic Animal Education Institute is a licensed and insured Wildlife Education Exhibitor.

Creatures by Theresa will be on hand with small, adoptable animals that guests can meet and greet. Theresa’s Creatures may include Rabbits, Hedgehogs, Hairless Rats, Turtles, Snakes, Lizards, and more.  Creatures by Theresa (CBT) is an educational /shelter organization which provides programs with animals through a meet up-close and/or touch experience.  CBT takes in small animals that have been abandoned or released by their owners.  These animals are used in education programs and most are found new forever homes through an adoption program.  Not all animals are adoptable, and those will remain with CBT the rest of their lives.  CBT relies on donations, program fees and adoption dollars to feed, house and provide medical care for the animals. CBT is insured, USDA Licensed, and a State of Missouri Non-Profit Organization.

In addition, the Remington Nature Center will also feature approximately six domestic goats (myotonic goats). They are also known as fainting goats. These goats are from a local farm and will be on display for guests to see.

Remington Nature Center Naturalist Shelly Cox also plans to bring her rescued / owner surrendered tortoises for guests to interact with.

The Animal Safari will focus on the public seeing a variety of live animals in a safe, indoor, and educational environment. The event will focus on the time, care and attention these animals need in order to live successful and healthy lives. The Remington Nature Center hopes to shed light on the responsibility of pet ownership, and the important decision it is to take in any animal under private care.

**The specific animals mentioned may change, depending on what each organization has on hand on July 13th. Animals also may be unavailable for temperamental or medical reasons. The safety of the exhibitors, animals, and guests is the main priority of this event. Due to that fact, the animals on display may change from what is promoted.

Guests  can also participate in the monthly scavenger hunt. As you tour the nature center, find and write down the locations of the 12 hidden items to win a small prize.

Admission is $4 per adult, $3 per senior ages 60 and older, and $2 per youth ages 4-15. Children three and younger are free. All kids need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. There are no advanced ticket sales. Doors will open at approximately 10am the day of the event.

Please contact Remington Nature Center Manager Andrea McCoy with any questions at 816-271-5499 or email 

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