Wild Wonders will be presenting our amazing animals for 3 shows on stage. Join us for an exciting time with new baby animals.
Today, two of our seasoned animal ambassadors had a refresher course on being harnessed and crated for shows. Meadow, the gray fox and Murphy, the groundhog were brought up into the mammal barn where they got some tasty treats.
Meadow will be going with Kim to a show in Northern California this weekend, so it is essential that we monitor her reaction to being on the show table and making it a fun experience by giving her a few treats.
Murphy harnessed, leashed, and walked out of the crate very nicely – so long as peanuts are involved! It’s not quite Spring yet, so our groundhogs are a little slow to react. Murphy’s enclosure mate, Roland will also be going to the show in Northern California. We wish them luck on their long journey!
Early this morning two teams of trainers went out for shows. One to a facility if Mira Mesa, the other to Los Angeles for a spot on the morning news! All the show materials and crates were prepared yesterday to ensure an efficient and successful day.
Unfortunately, the news spot was cut out due to the earthquake in Japan, corresponding Tsunami, and warnings for our coast. It was a long day for our hopeful staff and animals who trekked up to Los Angeles and back.
Despite their disappointment- the shows must go on! Home they came, animals were replaced into their enclosures and all the show equipment cleaned up to be ready for upcoming events.
Our second crew, who was presenting in Mira Mesa, had a very good show! The audience was attentive, inquisitive and respectful of the animal ambassadors. Carly (previous post) enjoyed her first time seeing a Wild Wonders show and helping the other trainer.
Everyone is glad to be back after the day’s events.
A large part of what we strive for at Wild Wonders is education. Sure we love our furry and scaly friends, but if we kept them at home all to ourselves we wouldn’t exactly be sharing the love. Every week many of our animal ambassadors hit the road to make guest appearances at a variety of outreach programs. Whether its a school assembly, education convention, or library program, all in attendance can take a ‘walk on the wild side’ and see some unique animals from all around the world up close. In a fun and interesting way, our wildlife educators bring conservation to life taking their audience on a journey interacting with the inhabitants of the African savanna, to the top of the rain forest canopy, and all the way down under to the Australian outback. Allowing kids to see a wallaby hop two feet in front of them, or for them to actually touch an American alligator excites and inspires them like no textbook or website ever could. We are so pleased to share our passion with so many bright young minds!
Here’s Mika the kinkajou being the amazing ambassador that she is!