On Saturday 16th October, 2010, the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago Inc. showcased some of its amazing animals from The Emperor Valley Zoo in a tropical rainforest exhibit at the BP Family Day 2010 at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, to hundreds of visitors.
Staff of BP and their families were fascinated by the opportunity to walk through the rainforest setting and view a diversity of wildlife. These included a red howler monkey, iguana, porcupine, ocelot, macaws, tortoises and turtles. For many of them especially the younger ones this was the first time observing our wildlife up close.
Visitors were also allowed to interact with “Bernadine”, a royal python from Africa and “Mustard” 12 ft long albino Burmese python among other snakes which were part of a petting zoo at the exhibit. Zoo staff comprising Zoological Officer, Sharleen Khan and Zookeepers, Faustin Ramkaransingh and Walter Bonyun maximized the opportunity to promote environmental awareness and to educate visitors about the role of the animals and their natural behavior.