Meet the team!
All the animals featured in my programs are permanent residents who have come to me from a variety of sources. They are routinely checked for health and temperament to ensure that they are happy and comfortable in their roles as ambassadors. For a little bit of information on each animal, check out their stories below!
"Amaru" Smooth-fronted Caiman
DOB: April 2019
Private acquisition & import from a licensed facility.
"Levi" Burmese Python (albino)
DOB May, 2002
Received by Christina as a pet in 2005 from another overwhelmed pet owner. Responsible for inspiring education and rescue work.
"Ninja" Black Milk Snake
Received in 2016 from another private keeper who was downsizing collection of animals.
"Raena" Brazillian Rainbow Boa
DOB - Unknown
Received from VT game warden from owner surrender.
"Bubby" Green Iguana
DOB Feb 2009
Surrendered in April 2015 due to outgrowing previous owners capacity to provide habitat.
"Puppy" Argentine Tegu
Private acquisition from an established facility.
"Socrates" Sulcata Tortoise
DOB May 1998
Surrendered in December 2012 due to outgrowing previous owners home.
"Gamgam" & "Envy" Redfooted Tortoise
DOB ~early 2000s
Owner surrender due to unable to continue care.
"Sneakers" Crested Gecko
DOB Feb 2010
Received in December of 2012 severely malnourished due to neglect from previous owner.
"Jabba" African Bullfrog
DOB May 2016
Received from a pet store due to extended time not being sold.
"Anansi" Chaco Goldenknee tarantula
Acquisition from private facility.
"Chica" Blue & Yellow Macaw
DOB March 1997
Recieved in 2013 through private facility. Surrendered due to illness of previous owner, and incompatibility with other birds in previous home.
Raised by Chrisitina Swaan or obtained from owners no longer able to care for them. Mixed breeds and ages.
"Gonzo" Royal Palm Turkey
DOB: May 2020
Hatched & raised by Christina
Recieved from a pet owner due to at risk of injury from owners dog/incompatible living situation.