Spanning 25,000 square feet of living quarters for coldblooded creatures, Reptilia houses more than 200 venomous and nonvenomous reptiles and amphibians. Experienced keepers and handlers educate zoo-goers on the critters that make up the more than 50 exhibits, including star attractions such as a 14-foot king cobra, a red-footed tortoise, and Induna—a 14-foot Nile crocodile weighing more than 1,200 pounds. Besides expounding on animals’ eating habits during four live feedings each day, the staff also demonstrates the reptiles’ instinctive behaviors during live shows in an on-site theatre. Furthering its commitment to reptilian education, the zoo helps visitors overcome their irrational fears of snakes, spiders, and terrarium glass in a four-week course dedicated to phobias, and camp counselors guide Reptilia campers through science experiments, arts and crafts, and ecologically focused zoo tours.
Pawsitively Pets For Kids fosters bonds between critters and kids with programs and camps designed to teach children to care for a variety of animals. Tortoises, chinchillas, snakes, and other exotic animals have all crawled, slithered, and hopped their way into Pawsitively Pets’ wide-ranging curriculum, along with more traditional domestic beasts, such as hamsters, kittens, and guinea pigs. During camps or classes held after school and on the weekends, Pawsitively Pets also uses kids’ enthusiasm for animal interactions to fuel projects and cooperative group activities, helping foster kids’ inner creativity and teamwork skills.
Stars A1 Maids has a system. In four–six steps, the staff annihilates dust and grime in each room. Steps can include washing and waxing floors or simply tidying up to create an organized space ready for a proper cleaning. Besides comprehensive house sprucing, they can also clean carpets, wash windows, and walk the family dog.