Reptile Show Steps Up Entertainment With Education – SwiftCurrentOnline.com
The Adventure Wranglers returned to Swift Current this week with various reptiles and endless knowledge.
Wrangler Elisa is the owner and operator of the group and said their organization’s primary focus is conservation through education.
“Every animal has a purpose and deserves to have a long, healthy and happy life, whether in captivity or in the wild,” Elisa said.
She added that teaching young people about the different types of animals they might encounter in the wild is crucial to establishing a foundation of respect for the natural world.
The Adventure Wranglers operated as an animal sanctuary in Saskatchewan for nearly 10 years, but had to readjust when laws changed, requiring them to hold certification from the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA).
“We tried to create a big presence, letting people know that every animal deserves a chance.”
Yesterday’s show featured six reptilians and the crowd was full of cheering families.
The show was originally scheduled to be held outdoors in partnership with Families in the Park, but was moved to the Lt. Colonel Clifton Center due to a rainy morning.
Wrangler Elisa started the program by introducing each reptile and sharing facts about its species.
Each child and their parents had the chance to pet the animals and feel the differences between a smooth snake body, bumpy scales on a lizard and the rough shell of a turtle.
The day ended with taking pictures and of course hand washing.
Before hitting the road for their next event, Elisa said the Adventure Wranglers are in the process of signing up for next year’s Swift Current Expo with their dinosaur and reptile show.