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African Animals

Hedgehog    Lizard    Tortoise     Porcupine    Serval     Baboon

Pygmy Hedgehog 

"Niache" (Nee-ah-chee),a Swahili word, when roughly translated  means "leave me alone".  He, his two brothers, and mother call Animal Edutainment home. Former Pets.

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Savanna monitor lizard

"Heshima" (Heh-shee-mah) a swahili word that means respect.  We call him "Heshima" because you've got to respect how big they can get! He out grew his previous owners expectations.

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African leopard & spur thigh tortoises

"Chui" (Chew-ee) and "Nyumba" (Ny-oom-ba) are the  swahili words for leopard and house.  Some of the largest species of tortoises in Africa. Captive-bred endangered species.  

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African crested porcupine

"Hatari" is the swahili word for danger.   Some of his quills are as big as knitting needles.

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Serval

"Mwezi" is the swahili word for moon. Like all spotted cats, at any given time servals may be considered a vulnerable, threatened, or endangered due to the beauty of their spotted coat.  Zoo surplus.

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Olive baboon

"Jambo" & "Rafiki" the swahili words for salutations and friend.  Were rescued from deplorable conditions at a private home (at about 6 & 3 months of age) after their previous owner was carted off to jail. We do not know the fate of the many other baboons in the same situation.

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Night Animals

Brazilian Opossum     Hedgehog     Owl     Python    Raccoon    Tarantula     Legless Lizard

Pygmy Hedgehog 

"Niache" (Nee-ah-chee),a Swahili word, when roughly translated  means "leave me alone".  He, his two brothers, and mother call Animal Edutainment home. Former Pets.

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Raccoon

"Frisco" readily demonstrates why Park Rangers ask you to keep food under lock and key when camping.  Former pet that was rescued after repeated escapes.

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Chilean Tarantula

"Rose" also known as a Rose Hair Tarantula. Much larger and more docile than their Texas cousins. One of two.

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Brazilian opossum

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Great horned owl

"Luna" would hunt by the light of the moon, if it were not for the fact that he is missing part of his wing.

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Burmese python

"Nastasha"  11 feet long, weighs 45 lbs. and still growing!  One of two. Former pet.

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Rainforest Animals

Capuchin Monkey     Iguana    Kinkajou     Macaw    Python     Binturong

Capuchin monkey

"Paco" is a former pet who was given up after the owners finally realized that they didn't have the time, patience, money, or understanding to care for him properly.  His "waist chain" had been allowed to grow into his skin, he is missing half of one ear, and was terrified of the outdoors.

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Green iguana

"Godzilla" is a former pet as well.   At one year of age his owner contacted us and said he was too big.  They obviously had no idea how large iguanas can get (7 ft. long and weigh up to 35 lbs.).   He has tripled in size since we got him.

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Kinkajou

"Mango" is often mistaken for some sort of monkey when people see his prehensile tail.  Kinkajous are actually closely related to raccoons.

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Blue & Gold macaw

"Banshee" & "Nadia" love to show-off to an enthusiastic audience.  Hatched and raised at our facility.

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Burmese python

"Nastasha"  11 feet long, weighs 45 lbs. and still growing!  One of two. Former pet.

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Binturong

"Ben", a former pet that was rescued before he reached an exotic animal auction.  They are native to Asian Rain forests.

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Texas Animals

Bat    Beaver    Coati    Kingsnake    Opossum     Vulture

Big brown bat

"Bugs" & "Zapper" are the names of our resident bats.  Said to be the largest species of bat found in Texas. Zoo surplus.

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Beaver 

"Brazos" came to us as the result of a "nuisance trapping".  Human residence did not appreciate his amazing dam building abilities in their neighborhood.

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Coatimundi

"Zorro" was rescued from the pet trade.   These highly active and intelligent animals have HUGE canine teeth and MASSIVE destructive claws, certainly not features one looks for in an appropriate pet.

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Kingsnake

"Freckles" is one of the "good guys".  In addition to keeping rodent populations in check, kingsnakes also dine on many of their venomous cousins.

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Opossum

"Trashcan", because that's where so many people first see them...Mother found dead with babies still in pouch, the litter of four was saved.

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Turkey Vulture

"Fester", because that's how he likes his food and he is after all bald. Flightless due to extensive wing injuries.

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Critterman Safari Guide™ Animals

Cockroach     Hedgehog    Lizard    Tortoise     Tarantula    Bat    Kingsnake     Python

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

"Kubwa Madudu" (Koob-wah  Ma-doo-doo), a Swahili word that means "big bug".  One of the largest kinds of cockroaches in the world. Captive born at Texas A&M.

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Pygmy Hedgehog 

"Niache" (Nee-ah-chee),a Swahili word, when roughly translated  means "leave me alone".  He, his two brothers, and mother call Animal Edutainment home. Former Pets.

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African leopard & spur thigh tortoises

"Chui" (Chew-ee) and "Nyumba" (Ny-oom-ba) are the  swahili words for leopard and house.  Some of the largest species of tortoises in Africa. Captive-bred endangered species.  

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Chilean Tarantula

"Rose" also known as a Rose Hair Tarantula. Much larger and more docile than their Texas cousins. One of two.

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Big brown bat

"Bugs" & "Zapper" are the names of our resident bats.  Said to be the largest species of bat found in Texas. Zoo surplus.

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Kingsnake

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Burmese python

"Nastasha"  11 feet long, weighs 45 lbs. and still growing!  One of two. Former pet.

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