Flashback/Flashforward The Reptile Zoo Masquerade

 

With all the plans for this year's event we couldn't help but get a bit nostaglic about our suprise hit in 2011. At the beginning of the day as we were finishing up the last minute details we had no idea what to expect or if anyone was even coming, but come they did and in droves!

 

 

With over 300 costume clad guests you couldn't help but get in a festive mood. The special guests like Frank aka Kipling from Disney Channel's JESSIE, the Forever Wild team with an adorable baby Tiger and brand new exhibits from The Reptile Zoo including the official unveilling of Gator Island and our California Native Rattlesnake collection!

 

 

If that wasn't enough to keep guests entertained we also had LIVE exotic animal demonstrations with veteran TV and Film trainer Jules Sylvester and The Reptile Zoo founder Jay Brewer where guests enjoyed learning about various venomous species and even got a chance to watch a clutch of pythons be born and filmed for the popular YouTube channel www.YouTube.com/PrehistoricPetsTV

 

To satisfy their taste buds GarlicScapes was on hand with plenty of good eats sure to keep the lurking vampires away. Let's just say fun was had by all.

 

 

But enough reminiscing, this year we are going to blow last year out of the water with all the great things we have planned for what we expect to be a MASSIVE crowd! First of all we've doubled our food truck capacity by bringing the ever popular Kogi BBQ and Chunk-n-Chip trucks to delight both your dinner and dessert needs.

Next we've added jungle themed BOUNCE HOUSES from Orange County Jumpers!

 

Oh did we forget to mention benefit recipient Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary will be bringing a BLACK LEOPARD and baby Bobcats!!!

Are you totally jealous now? Can't make it? Don't worry we haven't left you out of all the fun. This week on The Reptile Zoo facebook page we've got some great online auction items for you to take home. Just check out these beautiful animals below.

 

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You're Invited to The Reptile Zoo Masquerade 2012

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Get your costume ready, because you're invited to our second annual family friendly Spooky Reptilian Masquerade Sunday, October 28 from 5-10 PM at The Reptile Zoo in Fountain Valley, a hands-on educational experience with over 100 exotic reptile displays.



This year's benefit recipients The Reptile Zoo and Forever Wild are dedicated to educating the public and providing homes for exotic pets of all sizes. At the event you can meet the founders of these organizations as well enjoy special exotic animal exhibits including Zorro the Black Leopard, Thelma and Louise the two-headed snake, a cobra, and more!

Enjoy a night of fun for the whole family including games, raffles, and even a costume contest where you could win a lifetime membership to The Reptile Zoo! If that's not enough we will have food trucks, exotic reptile demonstrations, and live filming for You Tube. Mingle with special celebrity guests including Frank the 6 foot Asian Water Monitor best known for his role as Kipling on Disney Channel's hit show JESSIE as well as his trainer and veteran exotic animal handler Jules Sylvester.

With a guest list over 300 last year we are hoping to make this event even better and we hope to enjoy all the night has to offer with you and your family! The event will be free with regular admission to The Reptile Zoo ($10 for adults, $5 for children). Hope to see you there! Make sure to RSVP here and you could win our daily RSVP VIP giveaway all counting down to The Reptile Zoo Masquerade on October 28th from 5-10 PM!

The night's entertainment, prizes, and food provided by:

The Reptile Zoo www.TheReptileZoo.com

Forever Wild www.foreverwildexotics.org

Kogi BBQ Truck www.kogibbq.com

Chunk-n-Chip Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwhiches www.chunknchip.com

Prehistoric Pets www.PrehistoricPets.com

Jules Sylvester www.reptilerentals.com

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Celebrate Summer with Jurassic Parties Schools Out Chill Out Giveaway

Here at The Reptile Zoo our jurassic party animals are totally cold blooded so when the temperature outside goes up they have to find creative ways to cool down. Since our fans are all pretty cool Southern California residents our prehistoric pets want to see your favorite ways to beat the heat. Share a photo of how you plan to chill out this summer on the Jurassic Parties Facebook Fan Page then enter to win a pair of tickets to Frozen Planet in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl for Saturday, July 7th at 8pm.


Following the success of Planet Earth Live, the world premiere of Frozen Planet in Concert comes to the Bowl’s big screen in the latest co-production of the BBC and Discovery Channel. The ultimate portrait of Earth’s last great wilderness, the Polar Regions, will be presented with stunning imagery with live orchestral accompaniment by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted by composer George Fenton.


Frozen Planet in Concert presented by the LA PHIL will only be in concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday and Saturday July 6-7 at 8pm and it is sure to be an event you will not want to miss. For tickets and information, visit HollywoodBowl.com.

Jurassic Parties Schools Out Chill Out winner will be randomly chosen to receive two (2) tickets for Saturday July 7 at 8 PM to Frozen Planet Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl. To be eligible to win entrants must be a fan of Jurassic Parties at www.Facebook.com/JurassicParties and complete the contest form at www.JurassicParties.com/prize

The Force Is Strong With This One.

Ummm, this one who?  Tobias of course, the lucky winner of our Gator Naming Contest and free admission to the Reptile Zoo!  We introduced our 5ft male Alligator and created a contest to find the most worthy name.  For 4 months straight we collected massive quantities of name entries from kids and parents who came to visit the Zoo.  All in all we collected several hundreds of applications and had quite a tough decision ahead of us.  Alas, there could only be one.  However, the wait would prove worthy once we finalized the winning choice and announced a winner!  The force was strong with young Tobias as he was the lucky winner of our prestigious prize, naming our gator “Darth Gator”.

Tobias, whose name is proudly accompanying Darth Gator’s name tag, visited the Zoo with his whole family who enjoyed The Reptile Zoo for a couple hours taking pictures of their favorite exhibits.  Like most of us, Tobias was a bit uneasy about the gator when Garrett first took him out, but warmed up to it after his dad showed him how it was done. ;D 

Darth Gator urges you to Join The Dark Side!  Mmuuaahhahahaha!

As expected, many Star Wars jokes flew back and forth in regards to the Gator and Tobias; can you blame us, it’s just too epic!  All together it was a fun visit for fans of The Reptile Zoo and winners out of over 400 submissions and online votes!  Congratulation to Tobias and his family, you will forever be a part of The Reptile Zoo history and known as the lucky boy who named our first male Alligator! 

Follow Prehistoric Pets/ The Reptile Zoo on all our fan sites including Facebook, Twitter, The Reptile Zoo Blog and even Foursquare for more contests, news and updates!  Don’t forget to visit the Zoo and say Hello to Darth Gator and all his friends Frank, Twinkie, Thelma and Louise and Beelzebub.

Ciao!

^O^………..Priscilla

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WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

EXTRA EXTRA! Read all about it! … We have a WINNER for the Gator naming contest!  That’s right, after months of reviewing fantastic, funny and unique name options for our Gator we have finally chosen THE ONE TO RULE THEM ALL. (;P) 

Starting just a little over 4 months ago, we created a contest where all our Reptile Zoo visitors were able to submit their ideas to NAME THAT GATOR!  We received HUNDREDS of submissions and within those submissions, we had QUITE a bit of tough pickin’s.  After sorting thru all the quirky cool names we narrowed it down to just 5 top choices.  It was a tough decision but once they were chosen, we posted the options on our Facebook page and awaited the hundreds of votes on which name would be picked top Gator.

It didn’t take long for all of you to vote and make the ultimate choice.  Now it’s time to NAME THAT GATOR and the WINNER!!  Excited?!  I AM!!  First of all, here are the runners up:

In 2nd place we have “Mater” submitted by Matthew B.  We had a TIE for 3rd place with the names “Clyde” from Emilie H. and “Gunther” from Lori W.  Another option from our top 5 choices ends with “Barnabee Jr.” submitted by Alexandra L.  So what name won?  DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!  Barrrrrrrr-ump dump chsh!cshsh!cshsh!cshsh!  The winner iiisss…. “DARTH GATOR” submitted by Rosy D.!!!!!  Congratulations Rosy on winning your ONE YEAR Passport to The Reptile Zoo and Naming That Gator!  You will forever be a part of Darth Gator and Reptile Zoo history!  Come in and claim your prize TODAY!

As for the other runners up, we are offering you a One Day pass to The Reptile Zoo, so don’t forget to stop by and claim your prize as well.  Thank you for ALL of your awesome suggestions, it was a tough call!  NOW everyone can come and request by name, our 5ft Darth Gator! ;D   Don’t worry if your name wasn’t selected, we constantly have new animals added to the family, so follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our home sites for updates, deals, hot news and MORE contests to come!

^O^…………Priscilla

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Name our gator!

Come to our zoo and be a part of naming our 5ft male alligator! You can win a 1 year passport to the reptile zoo, have your name on the name tag, and have a featured blog about your visit. The last time to enter will be New Years day and on the next day we will post the top five and vote on those names online and in store.

 

 

Our Gator wrangler Juliette really wants to name him Bowser, but it's up to you! Can you think of a better name?

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He Who MUST Be Named

 

Hello herp fans....many of you know that Prehistoric Pets recently acquired a 5-foot male American Alligator.  You probably also know that we just finished his enclosure and had a party to celebrate!  Well, after all that time and excitement, he still remains NAMELESS!

This poor little guy needs your help...how can such a beautiful creature go without a name???

We are holding a contest that began at our Spooky Masquerade this past October, where you as our guests (and web fans) can enter a name suggestion and possibly win an awesome prize, a 1-year pass to The Reptile Zoo! 

Here at Prehistoric, we will narrow the names down at the end of December, choose around 10 or 15 of the best ones, post them on our Facebook pages and let our fans VOTE!  So, once we get them up, if yours is chosen it is your job to get your family, friends, coworkers, poker partners, Avon ladies, cats, and anyone else to vote for yours!!!

So far, we have over 100 names in, and it grows every single day!  Some of the awesome ones that I have seen so far include Darth Gator, Black Beard, Gladiator, and Pickle.  So, remember, he is a BOY, and very very handsome.  Online, you can send in your name ideas to:

BLOG@prehistoricinc.com

Please include your name, plus your name for the gator, as well as your hometown and phone number.

Thanks, and buena suerte!

 

<3.......................Thalia

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Win Tickets to Cirque du Soleil!!


We have a real treat in store for our insect fans out there….We have an exciting contest going on in which you can win a pair of tickets to OVO from Cirque du Soleil. Check out the details about the show, and the info on our contest at the bottom of the page....

 

Cirque du Soleil returns to Santa Monica! Bring your family to the colorful world of OVO under the Big Top at the Santa Monica Pier, January-March 2012. Check below  to learn how you can win 2 tickets to OVO!

 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS TO SANTA MONICA 


OVO from Cirque du Soleil
Under the Big Top at the Santa Monica Pier
January 20-March 25, 2012


OVO, meaning "egg" in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

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Want tickets to OVO for the whole family?

Click Here to get a special family 4-pack for as low as $194*!

*The Family 4 Pack is available for all performances from Sunday to Thursday and the 4pm performance on Friday. Only purchases from 4 to 8 tickets may benefit from this special package. Two adult and two child tickets start at $194. A minimum of one adult ticket and one child ticket must be purchased within each Family 4 Pack. Convenience fees included, applicable to select Price Levels and performances, delivery fee will apply.


Prehistoric Pets has two tickets that are valued at approximately $200 and our contest is simple…just send in a picture of a bug (or reptile!) doing something crazy, cooky, and acrobatic. If your picture makes us flip, you and a guest will be attending OVO from Cirque du Soleil to see the awesomeness firsthand!

See example below:


The tickets are for Wednesday, February 2, at 8pm. We will be accepting submissions starting now until November 30th. Here at Prehistoric Pets: The Reptile Zoo, we will narrow down our favorites and then post them on our Facebook pages from December 1-5. The more likes your picture gets, the more chance you have to win!! Let the games begin!

Important!
These tickets are NOT for resale use. You must be local or in the area at the time of showing to enter the contest. Please provide your location with your photo submission. Submit photos to:

thalia@prehistoricinc.com


Now get those cameras rolling!

<3………………Thalia

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The COUNTDOWN is on!!

 

Hello everyone in internet land....if you have been keeping up with our blogs and Facebook posts, you know that we are gearing up for a BIG event!  There are SO many projects going on right now, my head is spinning...

I walk in to work every morning and a little bit more has been done in our renovation efforts.  Our new Caiman Lizard enclosure is looking SO cool....we are almost ready to start the water works!

Its going to be SO awesome.  Lucky Caimans.

 

We are still moving forward on our Alligator & Snapping Turtle enclosure as well.  We have gotten it cleaned out, those of you who come to our zoo a lot know about all the clutter that was in there, haha.  Now we just need to paint and install the rest of the glass!  YAY!

 

We are also cleaning house, getting everything extra neat and tidy for our super spectacular awesome outrageous SPOOKY Masquerade Party this Sunday!!!!  Everyone is working SUPER hard this week especially, we want everything to be ready!

There is a TON of cool stuff happening, including exotic animals from Forever Wild (a lion cub, YAY!), games, door prizes, raffles, food, contests, giveaways, and CANDY!  Its going to be CRAZY fun!  Plus, partial proceeds go to the Forever Wild Animal Sanctuary and Reptile Rescue Orange County...its a win-win!!

 

Also, come enjoy all the regular amenities we have, like feeding turtle and fish (look for a coupon from your Brookhurst Pumpkin Patch visit); holding snakes, geckos, and bugs; viewing RARE, exotic, even one-of-a-kind creatures; and of course, shopping for that new family PET!  (and everything that goes with it!)

I can't wait....so if you are eager to see what we have accomplished...if you are looking for a good scare...or if you just want a chance to win free stuff....come to Prehistoric Pets this Sunday from 5-10pm, for an awesome adventure in The Reptile Zoo!!

It will be unforgettable!

 

<3..........................Thalia

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Reptile Zoo PARTYYYYY!

 

Who doesn't LOVE October???

This year we are having a Family Friendly, Spooky Shindig here at the Zoo on Sunday, October 30th.  Why not on Halloween you may ask?  Well, you will all be busy trick-or-treating after school I'm sure...plus, Sunday is when most people are able to be out and about doing fun things, and we want EVERYONE to come!  Yayyyyyyy!

There are SO many things packed into this night you       won't        even       believe it!!  Here is the itinerary:

Ok, so the spooky, silly excitement will start at 5pm and last until 10pm, and admission is the same ($5 for everyone over 3 years old).  But remember your COSTUMES because when you first come in we will snap a picture of you, post it to our facebook pages, and let our fans vote for the best one!

1st place:   LIFETIME membership to the zoo

2nd place:   1 YEAR membership to the zoo

3rd place:   6 MONTH membership to the zoo

***Guidleines:  Please make sure the costume is "rated PG"...let's keep it family friendly***

Our alligator enclosure will be finished!!  We will have everything done by the end of this month, and will be adding water to test for leaks.  PLUS, you will have the opportunity to name our "new gator of unknown size and origin" (haha...we don't have it yet).  Pick a good name, drop it in the bowl (or hat...or bucket...or box...we don't know yet) and the winner will receive not only their name on the Gator's cage tag, but ALSO a 1-year membership to the zoo!

We will ALSO working on getting some sort of food truck to come out for the evening...possibly Dogzilla, Kogi, Burnt Truck or Lime Truck.

We will have games going on in the party rooms...most likely a coloring contest, scavenger hunt, an 18 and older WORM -eating contest, and bobbing for....something.  Speaking of games...there will also be a raffle for a chance to win:

A new pet plus a complete starter kit!

A video camera!

A LIFETIME membership to the zoo!

....and more

Furthermore...we will be having a live hatching snake eggs via YouTube for our fans who can't be here!

Our fearless leaders are trying to get Joel from Forever Wild to come back with some crazy critters of his own...and of course we will have our own "shop celebrities", such as Twinkie (world's largest snake) and Frank, the asian water monitor and Disney Channel star. 

In addition...for the month of October, our hands-on area will include a tarantula and a scorpion!  Ahhhhhhh!

.....and OF COURSE....There will be lots and lots of CANDY!!!

Whew!!  thats's a LOT of awesomeness happening in one evening!  We hope you all can come out and join us...wear your best costume, bring your bravery, test your skills, and get ready for some crazy reptililian FUN!!!!!!

See you there!

 

<3........................Thalia

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