a unique connection to nature
These animals are wildlife ambassadors for their wild counterparts. With each encounter we talk about that animals individual story, cool facts about the species, and how you can help save these animals in the wild.
For Mobile and Education Connections:
Here is a key to help you better select the animals you may want to meet.
👋 - you can touch me
🤲- you can hold me
❔- maybe touch or hold in small crowds
🤳- photos only (non-touch/non-handleable)
Duce enjoys educating others about the importance of preserving beautiful birds like him in the wild. He is trained a flight behavior and can fly at indoor events.
Our fluffy bantam chickens were hatched on 4/11/22. You get to feed and pet their surprisingly soft feathers. Learn all about the different breeds we have.
Coco is one of the sweetest little ferrets around. Though she does love to bounce and play, cuddling with new friends is one of her favorite pastimes.
With high energy and a love for food, Jubilee is one party animal! Watch her run around in her cute jean harness and pet her soft squirrel-like fur.
Cute and spikey, Athena is a great ambassador for her species. Hedgehogs are naturally shy and love to show off their quills and roll into a ball.
These Australian natives are really fun to learn about it. They come in a pouch so you can hold them for a picture. Tam might even come out for you to pet.
Don't let those big, white ears foul you, this big girl loves a good back scratch. Adrienne loves eating her salad and taking long bunny naps.
Rocky has a fun, goofy, and spirited personality. He is harness trained and loves meeting new people at our wildlife encounters.
Though Raichu is cute, he is a little shy. Even though he likes pictures only, he is a great animal to learn about. Hopefully one day he will comfortable enough for you to pet.
These two are quite the duo and love to get some outside time in the mini-petting zoo pen. Pet and cuddle these cute little rodents.
This cute little rat pack is full and energy and ready to meet you. These girls all have different personalities and are very smart.
Choose from either Lagertha (white) or Koa (natural color) or pick both! These ladies are calm and sweet snakes who you can touch and even hold.
Bow has been with SWC this the beginning and was our cofounder Margaret's snake for many years. She is over 4 and 1/2 feet long and is a great ambassador for her species.
This queen is a beautiful almost native Florida animal. They live just north of us in Alabama to the Carolinas. Learn why this species was named the Kingsnake.
This little guy may be our smallest species snake, but that does not make him any less cool. Learn why his this snake has a cute pig-shaped nose.
We have 3 different morphs of bearded dragons for you to meet. These relaxed lizards are unique animals from Australia and are cool to pet and even hold.
Elsa is from the cute little nocturnal gecko from a small island in the South Pacific. These beautiful geckos look for gargoyles but actually quite soft.
This little gecko is from the rainforest and has super soft scales. Like spiderman, the microscopic hairs on their feet help them stick to walls and even the ceiling.
Being a desert lizard, this small gecko is packed with different features to help him survive in dry, hot landscapes. His cute natural smile makes him a loveable pick.
Leroy is a grumpy lizard but so are most healthy chameleons. You may not be able to touch him, he will likely change colors right in front of your eyes!
The Mexican red knee is one of the most recognizable tarantulas in our collection. Their red coloring makes them a great pick for encounters.
This tarantula is just amazing and so much fun to watch as she spins webs and digs the dirt to make her house.
This beauty is still a little shy but is still ready to come and hand out with you. These cool animals are one of the bestest scorpions in the world but has one of the lowest toxin levels.
These chubby South American frogs get their name from the round video game character they resemble. As a keystone species, frogs are so fun to learn about.
Sometimes it can be hard to choose with so many options. Don't sweat it, let us choose some animals for you!
You will be able to meet and see these animals plus some of the above animals for tours, camps, and other on-property invites. The animals below cannot be transferred off the property.
This cute kitty is a wild cat from South America and is a great ambassador for his species. Meet Jack today and see for yourself how amazing these animals are.
These birds are very small and shy! Come to the property to see the smallest poultry in the world with chicks as small as a thumb nail.
This bearded dragon is a silkie morph with no scales. She hates traveling but loves to run around the encounter center on a warm day.
*Please remember, that these are live animals and sometimes need a break too. Some animals may not be available during the time of your encounter*
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