Marvel at fascinating species at OBX Lizard Land in North Carolina
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor or a veterinarian? The President of the United States of America? Maybe a chef or a firefighter? Paul DiDario wanted to work with animals, but not the cute, cuddly kind — he wanted to work with reptiles. Specifically, those of the slippery, scaly variety. When DiDario was five years old, his father caught a rough green snake in the yard to show him. And this curious kid was (not literally) bitten by the reptile bug. From there, his interest and passion grew, with DiDario devouring every book and information he could find, dreaming of a career where he could work with these captivating creatures.
In 2017, DiDario’s childhood dream came true. With the support of his wife, Andreana (herself a bird lover), and his family (including his father who sparked his interest in reptiles so long ago), OBX Lizard Land was born. Located along Route 158 on the way to the Outer Banks, OBX Lizard Land is a haven for reptiles, amphibians, and avian species. It’s a place to come and discover some of the world’s most fascinating (and misunderstood) creatures. It’s an immersive experience aimed at demystifying and protecting some of the most vulnerable and endangered species on the planet. He is an iconoclast who is sure to elicit a sense of awe and wonder at the vast, wondrous and wild world.
Many thanks to Paul DiDario for sharing the story and mission of this amazing small business in North Carolina. Learn more about OBX Lizard Land at its website, Facebookand instagram pages, and experience this one-of-a-kind attraction on 2815 Caratoke Highway, Currituck, North Carolina, 27929.
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Address: OBX Lizard Land, 2815 Caratoke Hwy, Currituck, NC 27929, USA