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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This Summer at THE ZOO.........


If you are looking for something to do this summer...maybe something inside away from the heat...maybe something cheap...maybe something memorable...maybe something educational, but fun (and with a hint of terror, muahaha)....

Visit The Reptile Zoo!!

If you are on vacation, we would love to have you!! You can find info on us in the latest "Huntington Beach California Official Visitor's Map" under the "Activities & Tours" section. We are among the favorite places to visit for locals...so make sure to check us out! PLUS, we just got several new additions to the zoo...including snapping turtles, alligators, and rattlesnakes!


Also, we have just finished our first annual Hands-on Reptile Adventure Camp, and it was AWESOME!



Garrett, Juliette, Laura, and all involved definitely made it memorable, educational, and tons of fun for each and every kid.





There were activities in very informative workbooks...as well as hands-on interaction with fossil-digging, plaster molds, and many COOL reptiles. Campers got to learn about (and touch!) animals that we don't even show at our regular parties!





Not only that...but everyone got a special treat when Joel Almquist from Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary visited the camp with some of his many AMAZING critters.






Even the parents got involved in the excitement when they came to get their kids each day....hard not to when the kids rambled on about what they learned, saw, touched, and held. :-D



It was truly a week to remember for all these young, future-herpetologists. Thank you everyone who signed up and everyone who participated. Next year will be even BETTER!!




<3..........Thalia
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Forever Wild and RaTtLeSnAkEs at The Reptile Zoo!!


Big Day.......no, HUGE DAY!

It's awesomely chaotic here at The Reptile Zoo today. Lots of guests coming in to see our newely-displayed, local-species rattlesnakes, which include a Southern Pacific, a Western Diamondback, an ALBINO Western Diamondback, and a Colorado Desert Sidewinder! After almost a year of waiting, they are finally open to see at your leisure!




Come visit The Zoo to get up close and personal with these exhibits!!

Also.......TODAY ONLY.....from 5-10pm, Joel Almquist from Forever Wild will be here with a Kinkajou, a Parrot, a Snapping Turtle, and an American Alligator! You can't miss it!



There are also a ton of changes going on. We are giving our shop a make-over! So, we apologize for the bit of mess and noise, but please come on in and join the party!!



As always, there is so much to see and do here. We are not only featuring our newest creatures...but also the ones you know and love! Come see Twinkie, the world's largest snake....Thelma and Louise, the two-headed Texas Rat Snake.....Ninja, the eyeless python.....Sonny, the albino iguana.....George, the 200-lb Tortoise.....and so much more!!

Come meet the new addition to our decor as well: Adam, the 13-foot 50%-scale MALE T-Rex, created by Frausto and Darrow Stretz...It's rare to see a model of a male T-rex (they have the spines down the back). He's a recycled dino...made out of plastic bags (paper-mache fashion), and was originally made for a Smithsonian traveling-gallery. Wicked!




PHEW! That's a lot going on in one day...but man are these guests enjoying it. Not only that, but we, the employees, are SOOOOOO excited!

Oh! and I almost forgot...we also got a surprise this morning....about 8 or 9 baby Colombian Rainbow Boas appeared next to their mommy and daddy today. They didn't want to be late for the PARTY!!



Admission is the same, but the experience is even bigger today! So come visit us, and see things that you have never seen before!

<3................Thalia
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Rattlesnake Exhibits finally OPEN!! (but wait, there's more...)


Yes! The wait is finally over! After almost a year, the covers come off of our local-species Rattlesnake Exhibits this Tuesday the 28th! And you, our ever-loyal customers, friends, and fans are the first to know! So come get ahead of the crowd to see these beautiful creatures of danger! (muahahaha)

BUT WAIT!

You guys have waited SO long...so its only fair to make this day super extra amazingly epically fantastic...

right?

RIGHT!

So, Joel Almquist, from Forever Wild is coming in as well!!! He will be here at 5pm and is bringing with him some awesome things, such as a syrinx, a parrot, a snapping turtle, and even an alligator! Joel will be working with us as part of our summer Hands-On Reptile Adventure Camp next week, bringing lots of exotic and interesting animals that you rarely even see at zoos! Speaking of which, there is still time for last-minute sign-ups! It takes place at Bonita Creek Park, in Newport Beach, but is open to all of Orange County! June 27th through July 1st, 10am to 3pm, ages 7-11, $350 (which includes a t-shirt, workbook, fossil souvenirs, and a 6-month pass to The Reptile Zoo!) so hurry before its too late! Its going to be AMAZING!

Alright, back to Rattlesnake Day....The admission will be the same as always ($5 for everyone over 3 yrs). We open at 11am and we stay open until 10pm just for this super awesome spectacular day! And remember, the rattlesnakes will be viewable ALL day, but if you want to see Joel and his animals as well, he won't arrive until 5pm. He should be here until we close at 10 though, so come enjoy all the amazing animals!

See you there!!




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