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Everyone talks about: “Let’s leave a better planet for our kids”..... but it should be: “Let’s try to leave better kids for our planet.”
The goal is to excite and provide links for all potential wildlife biologists, veterinarians, conservation and law enforcement officer, private citizens, herpetologists and pet owners encouraging the humane treatment of ALL animals and peak interest in fields of biology, conservation, zoology, marine biology and research.
“ Henry Beston said it: "For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”
The "ZOO CREW" comes to schools and public events with very special animals! Here are just a few:
Picasso travels to schools and community as part of a TWSEP program to educate children about careers in conservation and science. The main mission is to educate people about Diabetes Type II. Picasso is 5 years old and she is very well-traveled having been to 2 different states and plans underway for a 3 state tour in the spring. Over 10,000 people have to date learned about Picasso. Gila Monsters are a "Protected" species and "Near Threatened" in wild populations. Picasso was bred and hatched in captivity. "Click" this to view a Gila Monster hatching. Picasso is a "Banded" Gila Monster and her species is called Heloderma.
"Protector, Healer, First Medicine Man, the Original Hand-Trembler, Bringer of Rain, Weaver of the Broken Strands, Foreteller of the Nature of Illnesses."
Several Native American tribes revere these animals and these are just a few of the titles applied to Gila Monster by them.
Considered living dinosaurs, Gila Monsters were alive during the time of Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Derivatives of Gila Monster venom are used in treatment of diabetes II and Obesity, Byetta Exenatide Injection as well as trials now being conducted for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease, Lung Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease. Picasso the Gila Monster allows her audiences to have a learning experience from a living legend. Gila monsters are considered Threatened in New Mexico and surrounding areas.
Albino Nelson's Milksnake
When you see an animal up close and learn its intricacies, you can understand how vulnerable it is and care about its survival.
Below picture- "What it feels like to be a ???????"
I hope that readers will visit often, as this site changes and evolves. It can be a great resource for anyone thinking about owning a pet. It can be a map for budding zoologists or any considering a career working in conservation, medical research, paleontology, herpetology, venom research, ornithology or other vocation involving animals.
"National & International Organizations Library" will provide resources for schools, mentorship programs, internship opportunities, help you track a career path, or discuss firsthand with people who have made animals their passion and career.
Look in the "Venoms Research and Disease Treatment Modalities Library" to learn about cures and new treatment modalities being offered from the proteins of venoms.
In the "Click & Learn Library" you can learn about your State laws which allow or do not allow certain species in your state, target train the shark, the dolphin, track the migration of a monarch butterfly, watch a komodo dragon play with its keeper; or...
•Animal Related Activities
A pet is a LIFETIME and "Lifestyle Matched" commitment which should be a thoughtful and thought-out, planned addition.
Please read about an animal THOROUGHLY and ask a lot of questions before buying a pet. Whenever possible adopt a pet from a rescue or shelter. These rescue links are listed for every species in its "CARE SECTION." Avoid buying any animal that is WC or "Wild-Caught and the sellers/businesses which sell "WC."
In the "Pet Care Library" you can learn about the commitment and responsibilities of various animals.
Topics in the right margin are:
•Animal Adoptions & Rescue Resources: (each care section has a link)
•Amphibian & Reptile Care: Species Profiles and Husbandry Information
•Bird & Parrot Care: Behavioral Problem Solvers, Training & Lifestyle Matching
•Cat Care: Training, Lifestyle Matching
•Dog Care: Training, Lifestyle Matching
•Invertebrate Care: Mantids, Millipedes, Tarantulas and Scorpions
•Small Mammals: Hamsters, Gerbils, Degus, Sugar Gliders, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs
•Pet Loss, Grieving and Bereavement Information
•Species Recovery Programs
•Animal Assisted Therapy Programs
•Stop the Slaughter at Rattlesnake Round-ups