Animal Adventures comes to Lancaster

LANCASTER – Bolton’s Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Rescue Center will host four presentations which will include fun facts, stories and close encounters with live animals, all held at 10:30 a.m. on all four Saturdays in August at the Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St.

Discover and touch cuddly mammal friends on August 6, including a chinchilla, ferret, hedgehog, rat and rabbit.

On August 13, Dino Adventures will feature live animals descended from dinosaurs.

Meet and learn about our cold-blooded reptile friends, geckos, bearded dragons, lizards and even a blue-tongued skink on August 20.

Have you ever met a coati or a kinkajou? Now’s your chance because Animal Adventures is bringing fan favorites on August 27th.

Animal Adventures is an exotic animal rescue center, founded by Ed and Brenda Laquidara in 1997, but the journey began long before that.

Ed Laquidara has worked with alien species since he was young and over the years earned his doctorate. in zoology. He was even ranked among the top 20 herpetologists in the world. Brenda Laquidara owned a pet store in Malden for many years with her sister Robin.

Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Rescue Center in Bolton will host four live animal presentations at the Thayer Memorial Library in August. Pictured is a Carpathian lynx, comfortable at home in the zoo and rescue center. (Courtesy of Animal Adventures Family Zoo and Rescue Center)

Together, the Laquidaras formed Animal Adventures with a mission to provide a home for unwanted and uncaring animals, while educating the public about these animals.

Throughout the year, they visit many schools, libraries, colleges and other functions.

“We believe that conserving exotic animals starts with an experience,” said Chris Geary, general manager of Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Rescue Center. “If you can get a person to see, touch and learn about them, especially from a young age, it can inspire them to care about animals and use that knowledge to make a difference in their lives. life.”

All animals are non-releasable rescues from other zoos and facilities, many of which have very special needs. Some are rehabilitated wild animals that cannot return to the wild.

Animal Adventures is also a federally licensed Birds of Prey Rescue Center. It is home to owls, hawks and vultures that have been injured and cannot return to the wild as they would be easy prey and unable to defend themselves.

All four presentations are sponsored by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation through the Rosemary Davis Memorial Fund.

For more information or to register, visit www.thayermemoriallibrary.com or call 978-368-8928. For more information on Animal Adventures Family Zoo & Rescue Center, which is located at 336 Sugar Road, Bolton, visit www.animaladventures.net or call 978-779-8988.

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