A deer carcass was in the enclosure and Leo and all the animals look well fed. When leaving Leo's viewing area we saw a donations box to help feed Leo and the other animals, we quickly obliged and hope you
do the same. 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.