What’s an Animal Ambassador? What Animals will we meet?
Animal Ambassadors are our socialized animals that participate in classroom and public interpretation programming. They are used to being handled and can be brought in to the classroom from their enclosures. These are the animals that you can meet in your programs.
Examples of our animal ambassadors include a ferret, hedgehog, porcupine, salamander, corn snake, royal/ball python, schneider’s skink, blue-tongued skink, hognose snake, garter snake, and a sand boa. New animals are added as they become socialized.
You can see and visit the larger animals while touring the zoo before or after the program. The exhibit animals (wolf, bears, dingoes, snow leopard), are not animal ambassadors involved directly in classroom programming.