Last weekend, RageOn had the amazing opportunity to participate in a fundraiser to raise funds to help rescue exotic animals and we wanted to show you some of our memories from this incredible charity experience!
The mission of the Conservation Ambassadors is to give a worldwide voice to wildlife by providing them with a permanent, loving home for displaced, abused, abandoned, and permanently injured wild and exotic animals. They educate our youth about the importance of conservation and inspire them to protect the planet through their Zoo to You outreach program with school children and learners of all ages!
When we first walked in, we were wow'd by the beautiful landscape of Paul Holland's home - the "Greenest House in America"!
The first animal that we were greeted by was this beautiful and majestic female tiger.
Walking a little further, we found an in-ground pool and hot tub. But this just wasn't any hot tub. This hot tub had real life sea otters swimming in it!
Right next to the hot tub was a social little penguin that wanted to be everybody's friend! This penguin was very special. He was a painter (with his little feet!)
We then walked past the paella and drinks station to find... a real life alligator! He had to be at least 5 feet from head to toe, with these giant teeth sticking out of his muzzle. And he was just sitting there on the table for anyone to come pet and take pictures with - including small children!
This is us.. you know.. just petting a friendly alligator!
After running into a HUGE boa constrictor...
A kimono dragon (I think?)... This big lizard was huge!
A cute little baby alligator...
We went upstairs to find a plethora of other amazing wildlife! First, we saw a speedy little armadillo that was zooming around his station!
Fun fact: When an armadillo rolls up into a ball, their strength is so powerful that it could break a human finger if caught inside. The only way to have him open back up would be to quickly dunk him in water! (We did not find this out from experience - the exhibitor told us!)
We also found a friendly porcupine that enjoyed carrots!
Here's Mike, our CEO and co-founder, with a Mama Camel!
There were so many other animals that we met, but didn't take photos with - including an elephant named Rosie, lemurs, a bush baby, cheetahs, a baby kangaroo, and much more!
This was an amazing experience that we're so grateful to have been a part of. We wanted to thank Paul Holland and the Conservation Ambassadors as they were the catalysts that made this happen!