Upcoming Tour Dates for 2013!!

What does an exotic Eurasian lynx have in common with an exhibit about some of nature’s deadliest venomous creatures? They’ll both be on the road with Little Ray for the beginning of the new year!

 

***Please note there will be no lynx in Nova Scotia. Little Ray’s will be bringing a BEAUTIFUL red kangaroo named Boxer instead.

Yep. That’s right. We’re coming to Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saint John New Brunswick, and London, Ontario….and we’re coming with some friends!

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo is hitting the road with their world class, live animal, zoological exhibit featuring Venom. This one of a kind, hands on, educational bilingual exhibit features some of the most infamous venomous animals in the world including Gaboon vipers, green mambas, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, scorpions,and 1 of only 2 KING COBRAS on display in Canada. As well as the venomous snakes people will see  enormous pythons, huge Komodo dragon type lizards,  giant tortoises, a 100 pound alligator and our SUPER SPECIAL GUEST Hazard a six month old Eurasian Lynx (Please note, Hazard will not be in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We will be bringing Boxer, an 8 month old red Kangaroo to Halifax. This will be boxers only event with us this winter). There will be interactive live animal shows happening pretty much non stop throughout the day with animals out for people to interact with throughout the exhibit. This 12,000 square foot exhibit is guaranteed to be the hit of the winter. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to come and learn and interact with some of natures most misunderstood creatures.

 

  • We’re in Thunder Bay, Ontario on January 26th (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), the 27th (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), and the 28th (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at the Coliseum Building at The Canadian Lakehead Exhibition.
  • We’re in Sudbury, Ontario on February 1st (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), 2nd (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), and 3rd (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center
  • We’re in Halifax, Nova Scotia on February 15th (10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.), 16th (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), and 17th (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at Exhibition Park – (Please note there will be no lynx in Nova Scotia. Little Ray’s will be bringing a BEAUTIFUL red kangaroo named Boxer instead).
  • We’re in Kitchener, Ontario on March 2nd (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at Bingemans.
  • We’re in Saint John, New Brunswick on March 6th and  March 7th (10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.), 8th (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at the Hilton Saint John Convention Centre!
  • We’re in London, Ontario on March 13th (10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.) March 14th (10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.), 15th (10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.), 16th (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at the Special Events Building at the Western Fair Grounds!

Admission:

Tickets are $10 at the door

Children 2 and under are FREE

Contact Us for more info.

 

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46 Responses to Upcoming Tour Dates for 2013!!

  1. Samantha says:

    I am so excited to see you guys in Thunder Bay! :) :)

  2. Megan says:

    Looking forward to also see you in Thunder Bay : )

  3. Leena says:

    Are you guys planning on coming back to KW soon?

  4. Robert Mullen says:

    Sounds good!

  5. Krysten says:

    I will without a doubt be seeing you in Sudbury! I visit every year!

  6. Krystal says:

    I cant wait looks interesting for sure I will be bringing my two kids with me

  7. Donna says:

    do we get to interact with the cat too? or just the reptiles .. like would I get to hold or touch the cat???

  8. chris says:

    stumbled upon the show on our way to the farmers market this morning. glad we found it and went in. Our toddler loved it, especially Hazard.

  9. Brianna says:

    I went last year and loved the crocodile! Can’t wait to go again this year

  10. Maralyn says:

    What is the time today for your exhibition??

  11. Marie-Christine says:

    Well, you really haven’t answered the question of why a non-indigenous, non-reptile addition to your tour? Honestly, I really like your business, but why a lynx? Cuteness factor? Under what circumstance did you adopt him and is this really a good outcome for such an animal?

    • chris says:

      Hello, we have had more then just reptiles in our care since 1997. We introduced invertebrates to our programs in 1997, fish in 2001, birds of prey in 2003 and mammals in 2004. For the mammals we keep and the majority of the birds, we wanted to have animals indigenous to Canada to promote backyard conservation awareness and issues which is a huge part of our mandate. It was great that people want to come and see alligators and snakes but we were missing out on an opportunity to educate people about many of the threatened and endangered species in Canada. You may realize this already but we have over 600 species of plants and animals classified as being at risk of extinction in Canada and few Canadians can name more then a couple even though there are dozens within just about any community in Canada. Educating people about backyard conservation initiatives became a huge part of our mandate in 2006 and we have never looked back on this. We never officially changed our name because the majority of animals we have are reptiles but we considered changing it to Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre in 2008 but it was just too long. We currently have 3 lynx in our care. All 3 were surplus animals from a zoo that was closing that needed a home and the one traveling with us was born at this zoo and we received her as a baby and she is very well socialized and travels very well. She is an incredible ambassador to promote this backyard conservation message and I am certain you will see that if you have a chance to take in the event. She is a Eurasian lynx which closely resembles a Canadian lynx. Most people can not tell them apart and we can utilize her to speak on lynx in general.

      As for you expressing the concern for the lynx in particular. This is always an area of concern for me. For over 18 years we have been utilizing a variety of species of animals for educational programs. For years reptiles have been treated as second class animals in conservation and to the general public and they have not garnered the same level of attention or care as mammals in the eyes of the public. Look at any organization trying to raise money for endangered species in an area. It is never a photo of a snake, or an insect and is almost always a mammal and sometimes a bird. We have been working hard to make people appreciate that all animals in our care including the reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, and mammals deserve the same level of care and protection. As an organizations we have strict policies and procedures in place to ensure that all our animals in our care get the same attention to their specific needs to alleviate unnecessary stresses and health issues but few people express concerns about the needs of an alligator, a tarantula or a snake and many people do question the lynx. My goal is that one day people express the same concerns for reptiles as they do for the mammals. This winter a 25 year old in Thunder Bay expressed a concern about the scorpions being used in a program. It was the first time in 18 years someone had expressed any concern for an invertebrate in an educational, interactive exhibit we were doing and I was very happy to answer her question.

      I do appreciate you asking about the lynx and I hope you understand and appreciate my point with peoples views on which animals they choose to question. I certainly appreciate your concerns and I am not trying to be stand offish about this. I just wanted you to understand how specific concerns about the lynx comes across to myself and our staff that work hard to protect and educate people about the importance of all animals.

      I hope you can take the event in and see the educational value and conservation message surrounding all the animals at our event. Thanks for your time, Little Ray.

  12. shanda mese says:

    my daughter cant wait to see your animal exhibit this weekend\

  13. shanda mese says:

    my daughter cant wait to see your exhibit thiss weekdend in sudbury

  14. Rob Barrett says:

    Looking forward to covering your Sudbury opener this morning for my online magazine. My camera is gonna love this !
    http://www.Facebook.com/PetSakeMagazine

  15. Linda Williams says:

    I cant wait to see it all .I love it its great for this to happen in Sudbury ,Thanks guys

  16. Carrie says:

    Will we be able to pet the kangaroo?

  17. rania says:

    sound good

  18. Lacey Barrow says:

    Looking forward to bringing our 3 year old on Friday in Halifax =)

  19. Kristina says:

    Going to see the show today in Halifax. Taking my 4 yr old (tomorrow) grandson and I think he is going to just love it. He watches “Harry/Dinosaurs” all the time and asks about the dinosaurs.

  20. Kayla s says:

    Bringing my girl out today, very exiting!!! HFX

  21. Jennifer Lambert says:

    Halifax, NS really enjoyed the show!

  22. John Dame says:

    Would we be able to pet / touch / hold / take pictures with the Lynx?? I sure hope so……..

    • chris says:

      Hi John,

      Sorry can’t hold, but you might be able to touch, depending on whether Hazzard is in good spirits and is up for it.

  23. Phillip says:

    Hello, I am wondering approximately how long it will take to view and interact with ALL of the animals. I will only be available to visit 1 and a half hour before the closing time at bingemans on march 2nd and am hoping to be able to view and Interact without missing any great opportunities before the exhibit closes. Please e mail me back with all the information possible as to time restraints and if I will be able to view everything if I come at 3:30pm

  24. Dawn says:

    Thunder Bay…going for the summer. Getting away…winter was a bummer. Got there a house says I can stay! See you there!!! T-H-UN-DER BAY…whatchu say? Thunder Bay! Whatchu Say? Thunder Bay!!!

  25. Priscilla says:

    Hello,

    For the show in Kitchener, is there an additional charge to get into the park? Or is it just $10 each person?

    Priscilla

  26. Karen Farby says:

    I went to Bingemans event page and they don’t have you down on it anywhere????

  27. Kelly says:

    This was so much fun. It was a real experience, learnt a lot! I think, at 20, I had more fun than my brother, who is 7!! Im debating having a birthday party!

  28. Amanda Duplessis says:

    My family can not wait to see your show this year we had a blast last year so happy to be going again this year yay!

  29. Amanda Duplessis says:

    My family can not wait to see your show this year we had a blast last year so happy to be going again this year yay! Saint John NB.

  30. Emily says:

    will their be specific times to see the animals in kitchener for march 2?

  31. midnite_valentine@yahoo.com says:

    Cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.p.s, I’ve rolled up a few rims ,have yet to win but for me it’s all in good taste…

  32. Linda Schade says:

    Was very disappointed today that there was a pretty long line up of aprox. 60 people at 2:30. The people at the door should have been managing this better. We didn’t even bother waiting because by the time we got in at the rate the line was moving, it would have been closing down. Very disappointed!

    • chris says:

      Hi Linda,

      We’re very sorry about the lineup. Far more people attended than we anticipated. We were doing everything possible to get people in and we’re told the lineup was no more than 5 to 10 mins at any one time, but may have looked worse. Please contact us next year before the event. I will gladly send you a family pass. We do have an event in London on the march break that we would be willing to honour this at.

  33. Sarah says:

    Will I be able to hold the lynx like you?

  34. Julia says:

    hi I caught your show last year in kingston ontario when i was home over march break and i have some nice photos but i was wondering if you are doing any shows here in toronto,ontario and if you are what are the dates and times.

    • chris says:

      We will be in Hamilton with an awesome event April 14th. You should try and make it. It is a one day event at the Ancaster Fair Grounds.

  35. Jasmin says:

    I’m so glad u are coming to London on the march break and i think it’s awesome to bring my kids there to spend my birthday!! I can’t wait!!!

  36. Kelsey C Kirk says:

    I am so excited to bring my daughter’s to see all the animals! I am in London Ontario, and was wondering, are there going to be different animals/reptiles on different dates, or is every date the same animals?

  37. narmin rashidi says:

    My kids and l very existed . It’s first time for my kids so they cann’t wait to see your show .see you on Friday March 15 . bye.

  38. Adam says:

    The fam loved seeing you guys in London last year, and we’re all jakked to see you again tomorrow in the Forest City!!!

  39. Anna says:

    Attended your show today. Awesome. Thank you for being in London.

  40. Angel Roberto says:

    Hi,

    I was just wondering if the Beautiful Red Kangaroo has come yet and if not’ when are you expecting him/her?

    Thank you so much!
    Angel Roberto

  41. liam says:

    When we get to Ottawa

    will be going to visit this Science World at the Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo in our popular Aquarium with the Alligators & when the Cuthbert Family comes we will go to the Reptile Zoo & start watching a show about

    Reptiles Amphibians & Bugs

    all around the World
    with the Falcons Eagles Hawks Owls Parrots Flamingos & Vultures with dramatic cold-blooded Animals we’ll see 1 Tiger & Mormosets with a Lion a Lynx Skunk & 1 Red Kangaroo they’re both living in a world of Outdoor Wild Animals then the Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo was probably Reopened in 2011 that is where the Cuthbert Family are going to Ottawa in 2013 of August.

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