All the animals and Jessi and Augusto are ready for spring to come! We love the seasons but we also love spending time outdoors! The birds love to soak up the sunshine and most of the mammals and even some of the reptiles love going for walks around the property. Tango, the Patagonian Cavy, is one of the few that can enjoy a good romp in the snow, but after awhile his super thin legs get a bit cold and we come inside to warm up. Until the snow disappears we've been keeping the animals busy indoors in the new Compound. It was specially built to allow safe spaces for the animals to play and interact with each other (when appropriate). The best play group is Tango (P. Cavy), Cheeks (rabbit), and Ash (chinchilla) playing in the Mammal Room or Tango's Dirt Floor room. Other animals that enjoy a good play session are:
Ginger, the green cheeked conure, who loves to fly across the room and land on a shoulder or head.
Zoe, the red lored Amazon parrot, who loves to be perched within sight of a window to watch the world go by.
Yucca, the red-footed tortoise, who loves to follow feet and try to cram herself into any small crevice that's way to little for her shell to fit.
Jumbuck, the bearded dragon, who is very curious and likes to lick anything new and unidentified.
and Quigley, the brush-tailed bettong, who can really get his hop going when going the length of the Compound.
The next few months are going to be very good for Animal Wonders. We will be installing a new ventilation system in the Compound that will increase the airflow and be better for the overall health and happiness of the animal residents. We will also be making plans to construct a new enclosure in the Mammal Room that can house a new Ambassador.
The most exciting event will be on May 18th when we will hold our first annual fundraiser Bowling For Animals!!!!! This will be held at Westside Lanes in Missoula and will be fun for the whole family! If you are interested in helping Animal Wonders for this event please contact us and we will be more than grateful for your time and energy and/or donations.
Looking forward to our next public presentation at the Montana Natural History Center this Saturday, March 5th from 2:00-3:00pm. Animal Tales: stories from around the world. Hope to see you there!!