Animal Practice

Plant Conservation Galapagos

We went back inside the Riverside Wildlife Center and received a safety lecture. Lynn, one of the owners, told us not to tap the glass because it can cause snakes to strike at the glass which can injure the snakes. We were told that we would have the opportunity to see many animals and even touch and hold some. Some of the animals are dangerous so we were told to stay with our guide and to listen to him carefully. During the indoor portion of our tour we saw snapping turtles, scorpions, many snakes, including several poisonous snakes and some from Missouri. There was a rat in one snake's cage and at the end of our visit he was starting to eat it. When the snakes eat be sure to stay away from the cage as they might get nervous and spit it out. We watched as our tour guide fed lemurs what looked like a nutria grain bar. We held a one year alligator and a 3 year alligator. We watched as our guide went in an enclosure with what looked to be at least 15 alligators of different sizes. We saw many reptiles in aquariums and we also held a pregnant skink.

Plant Conservation Wikipedia

Most year round management will keep feeders full year round, thus conditioning the game animals to rely on the feeder and on the time when the feeder will distribute the feed. This makes it easier to hunt the game animals. Another feeder to consider is a protein feeder. Protein feeders are left out yearly and are kept filled. This helps ensure a healthy herd. These feeders are strategically placed also.