Troubadourable folk buddies Simon and Garfunkel once sang that “it’s all happening at the zoo” before retiring from music to live out their days serenely basking in the reptile habitat. Get happening with today’s Groupon to Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get admission for two (up to a $20 value).
- For $19, you get admission for two children and two adults (a $38 value). Additional children and adults can accompany groups of four for an extra fee of $8 per person.
Children ages 2 and under get free admission. Today’s deal is not valid for zoo visits from Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 9.
A private zoo and animal rescue centre, Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo entrances nature nuts of all ages with a menagerie housing more than 250 creatures made accessible through interactive programs and presentations helmed by a staff of trained professionals and zoological gurus. Exploring ensembles can wend through the climate-controlled premises, gawking at the tarantulas or attending a feeding demonstration to deliver scathing critiques of the pythons’ poor manners when swallowing its lunch whole. Giggle with childlike glee as the marmosets engage in simian hijinks with their nonprehensile tails, or engage in decidedly grown-up discussions about keeping your head above water with Stuart the 500-pound alligator. Faunaphiles can expect to spend up to two hours taking in the zoo, interacting with its amphibious and reptilian residents, and bribing an iguana for an invitation to the company Christmas party.
Little Ray's Reptile Zoo
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.
Riverside South - Greely
5305 Bank St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1X 1H2