Live animal shows give kids an up-close look at creatures they wouldn't otherwise see, such as reptiles from faraway countries and movie-star dogs without their sunglasses on. Encounter a rare beast with this Groupon.
- $99 for a one-hour interactive live animal show (a $250 value)
Adding a wild element to a child's birthday party or other group event, experienced handlers present a range of exotic reptiles and amphibians during this one-hour interactive show. Handlers recruit the help of the birthday child or another volunteer in gently wrangling and displaying each animal, and divulge facts about each while showcasing the animals' natural traits. Handlers also promoting aspects of responsible pet ownership, such as daily care and pet-proofing the cookie jar. Following the demonstration, audience members will have a chance to pet, hold, and interact with the animals.
Claws Paws & Jaws
At the birthday party, children and adults alike sit rapt as the handlers produce a menagerie of small lizards, snakes, and amphibians. As they remark on the creatures' physical features and behavioral traits, these handlers might ask the birthday boy or girl to hold a turtle, or welcome members of the audience up front to pet a scaly head. Though it's often difficult to hold the attention of young and old at once, the staff of Claws Paws & Jaws strike just the right balance with their interactive animal experiences.
Building on the company's 25-year history and their own love for animals, staffers frequently travel to a range of events—from private parties to festivals and corporate promotions—to educate others about their scaly and slimy companions. At the indoor Rainforest Zoofari, they perform public reptile feedings and demonstrations, as well as face-to-face encounters and showcases of the season's hottest pith helmets. And yet, for all of these applause-grabbing shows, some of Claws Paws & Jaws's most important programs unfold behind the scenes. Staffers work tirelessly to rescue abandoned animals, and perform services ranging from assisted feeding and injury care to the sale of pet supplies and frozen or live feeders.