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Little Ray's Reptile Zoo is a grand hotel for cold-blooded critters overseen by animal enthusiasts Paul "Little Ray" Goulet and his wife Sheri Goulet. At their new location in Hamilton, they host one of the largest sanctuaries in Ontario for unwanted reptiles. Meanwhile, the renovated Ottawa location features 25 permanent exhibits, a nature centre, and a hands-on room. Born from the joy Little Ray experienced sharing his personal collection of reptiles with school children, the zoo now encompasses a variety of exhibits and daily feeding demonstrations showcasing more than 150 animals.? The expert staff?which has trained keepers at other animal facilities on proper husbandry and correct presentation?safely introduces visitors to the animals which include giant snakes, tarantulas, and more. The zoo is open daily for corporate groups, birthday parties, and everyday animal lovers to tour the reptile environs and educational displays. The reptile zoo hosts large private-party and function rooms and a jungle spa where pythons receive hydrating wraps to combat scaly skin.
869 Barton Street
Hamilton,
ON
CA
Little Ray's Reptile Zoo's original Ottawa location has become a grand hotel for cold-blooded critters overseen by animal enthusiasts Paul "Little Ray" Goulet and his wife Sheri Goulet. They were proud to open a second location in Hamilton last year to give Southern Ontario access to their wonderful zoo programming. Born from the joy Little Ray experienced sharing his personal collection of reptiles with school children, the zoo now encompasses 2 locations, each with a variety of exhibits and daily feeding demonstrations showcasing more than 150 tenants. The Goulets' expert staff?which has trained keepers at other animal facilities on proper husbandry and correct presentation?safely introduces visitors to the tenants which include 50 pound alligators, giant snakes, tarantulas, scorpions and more. Each day corporate groups, birthday parties, and everyday animal lovers tour the reptile environs and educational displays. The Hamilton location's programming mimics the concept and programs of the Ottawa facility with private-function rooms, special animal exhibit spaces for rotating attractions, and a jungle spa where pythons receive hydrating wraps to combat scaly skin.
869 Barton St. E
Hamilton,
ON
CA
Environmental preservation, rehabilitation, and education abound at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, a sanctuary harboring more than 80 nonreleasable animals from around the globe, a number of which have made on-screen appearances with the likes of Rachael Ray and Conan O’Brien. In its 25th year, the nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization hosts more than 2,500 educational programs and numerous events showcasing its panoply of raptors, wildcats, and barn owls, that, since 1994, have blossomed thanks to Hawk Creek’s barn-owl-breeding project. Hands-on activities place visitors face-to-face with the facility’s feathered residents—including a bald eagle—and an onsite gift shop brims with ornithological souvenirs and signed headshots of Big Bird.
655 Luther Road
East Aurora,
NY
US
The third-oldest zoo in the United States, the Buffalo Zoo was originally founded in 1875 as a deer park in the northwest corner of Delaware Park. Since then, it has grown into a 23.5-acre home for diverse species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish, all under the care of the Zoological Society of Buffalo, an organization dedicated to advancing the conservation of the world?s exotic, endangered, and ordinary animals. Within its habitats, creatures ranging from Asian elephants to poison arrow frogs serve as ambassadors from far-off kingdoms, and at the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm?s 1800s-era barn, a collection of berkshire pigs, southdown sheep, and other farm animals represents the fauna that once commonly lived along the Erie Canal. To carry out its educational mission, the zoo regularly hosts programs such as behind-the-scenes workshops and Zoo Snooze, in which kids can stay over for the night and wake up alongside the lions roaring angrily at their rooster alarm clocks.
300 Parkside Ave.
Buffalo,
NY
US
Safari Niagara provides a home for more than 750 exotic and domestic animals. The park?s conservationists lead educational presentations on threatened species and aim to shape children into the world?s future caretakers through up-close interactions with the park?s most social residents. Alpacas, river otters, grey wolves, and falcons are among the many animals that prowl the 110-acre facility. Click here for up-to-date information about the 2015 season; the park is scheduled to reopen in mid-May 2015.
2821 Stevensville Road
Fort Erie,
ON
CA
A world class tropical adventure, located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is the largest free-flying indoor aviary in the world.
5651 River Road
Niagara Falls,
ON
CA
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