VIDEO: Brevard Zoo Collaborates With Florida Fish and Wildlife On Exotic Pet Amnesty Event
By Space Coast Daily // September 4, 2016
FWC COLLECTS 102 EXOTIC ANIMALS
ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard Zoo worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Saturday to host the first-ever exotic pet amnesty event at the Zoo. (Brevard Zoo video)
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Brevard Zoo collaborated with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Saturday to host the first-ever exotic pet amnesty event at the Zoo.
The exotic pet amnesty event at the Zoo was held in conjunction with “Cold Blooded Weekend,” which will run through Monday.
Enter the World of Crocodilians at this beloved annual event as you meet five distinct species of alligators and crocodiles and hear from an expert who studies them.
You may also have the chance to feed stingrays, cheer for your favorite tortoise in a nail-biting reptile race and chow down on invertebrates at our Bug Buffet! All activities are included with Zoo admission.
More than 500 fish and wildlife nonnative species, also known as exotic species, have been observed in Florida.
Not all nonnative species present a threat to native species, but some have become invasive by causing harm to native species, posing a threat to human health and safety, or causing economic damage.
The Wildlife Impact Management Sec of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission works to manage and minimize the impacts that nonnative species have on Florida’s fish, wildlife and marine life.
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