The Yorkton Public Library was packed with excited youngsters and their parents and friends this morning in expectation of seeing a variety of critters not typically seen in these parts.
It was standing room only as the Sask Reptile Show made a stop bringing with them animals that originated from places in Africa, Asia, Australia and North and South America.
The animals which were part of the show included a gecko, rose-hair tarantula, milk snake, red-eared slider turtle, bearded-dragon lizard, a python, and tortoises.
In addition to providing those in attendance with a chance to get up close to some of the animals, Wrangler Elisa, a rehabilitator, educator, and speaker, provided insights into the animals, such as were they originated, and what their diet is.
At the show’s website it notes Elisa “has worked with exotics since she was 14-years-old; caring for all types of exotics from camels to lions. When choosing a field to focus on she often found reptiles to be the most misunderstood by society. Her mission is to create a sparked interest in animals and help conservation through education.”
The show originates with a reptile rescue in the province. It has rescued and rehabilitated over 300 reptiles in the past five-years.
You can learn more about the show at www.saskreptileshow.ca