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Animal Presentations

Presentation Animals

The small mammals are great at most events, day or night, and for guests of all ages. Depending on the situation, guests may be allowed to touch the mammals. Temperatures may not exceed 85 degrees at the event space.

  • Fennec Fox
  • Hedgehog
  • Norway Rat

We have many different species of birds available. The owls prefer night events, while our parrots and hawks prefer day events. Since we do not allow guests to touch the birds, owls and hawks are better reserved for guests 13 years and older. The parrots are very smart and do an excellent training demonstration for all ages.

  • Great Horned Owl
  • Scops Owl
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • American Kestrel
  • Thick-billed Parrot
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
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Reptiles are a highly versatile group with few restrictions. They are popular with people of all ages as guests may touch the reptiles. Reptiles prefer event spaces that are 70 degrees or warmer.

  • Desert Tortoise
  • Leopard Tortoise
  • Sulcatta Tortoise
  • Western Chuckwalla
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Desert Iguana
  • Blue-tongued Skink
  • Leopard Gecko
  • Kenyan Sand Boa
  • Rosy Boa
  • California Kingsnake
  • Ball Python

Our invertebrate species are some of the most underrated animals we have. Guests are generally drawn to the cockroaches or tarantula so they can learn a little more about the animals they’ve always been afraid of. Theses critters are great for any event.

  • Chilean Rose Tarantula
  • Desert Blond Tarantula
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

We cannot guarantee specific animals for any event; however, we will do our very best to accommodate requests. For additional information, pricing, and availability, please contact our Wildlife Programs Department at 760-346-5694, ext. 2513 or send an email to

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