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O R C A – The Tale of the Killer Whale

Greetings from the deep blue, Defenders! Our current Animal of the Week is a pretty well known animal, found all across the world! Since our planet is primarily covered in oceans that means we’ve got a marine animal this time. It’s none other than the Killer Whale, also known as the Orca! Orcas are in…

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Letting Pets Go In The Wild?

Hey defenders, do you own an exotic pet or “wild animal” that you didn’t know how to care for? Are you considering letting this animal go in the wild? If so, you’re not alone. People regularly release pets, particularly exotic animals like birds, reptiles, and certain mammals, into the wild. This happens for many reasons….

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Reptile Show- Who Is The Most Diverse?

Lately, reptile shows and reptiles parties have increased in popularity.  It is very easy for people to purchase dozens of reptiles and call themselves a reptile party company. Lack of experience can be awkward and dangerous when it comes time to plan and host the reptiles at your house. Sometimes there is worry that maybe…

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Get Out Your Running Shoes and Catch The Speedy Roadrunner!

Meep meep! Birds are amazing animals. Some are great swimmers like the penguin. Some birds are amazing flyers like the long-distance migrating Snow Goose. But the current Animal of the Week is one heck of a good runner! That’s right Defenders, this week’s animal is the Roadrunner! The greater roadrunner can grow up to two…

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Ferret Pets – Are they legal or illegal?

It’s time for another Animal of the Week, Defenders! This time we have an awesome mammal that has been domesticated for over 2,000 years, and only grows in popularity. That’s right, it’s the domestic ferret! Present day ferrets came from domesticating the European polecat, a mustelid native to Eurasia and northern Morocco. Mustelids are a…

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Mobile Petting Zoos In Tujunga

At Critter Squad Wildlife Defenders, we love to do amazing and educational animal presentations in the greater Los Angeles area. Did you know that CSWD also has an amazing mobile petting zoo package? This can be a great additive to any public event or animal birthday party that you may be having. We are happy…

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The Tasmanian Devil – A Big Bite In A Little Body

When you think of marsupials, you probably imagine cute and cuddly ones like a baby joey in its mother’s pouch. Or a cuddly koala bear, eating eucalyptus leaves all night. Maybe you think of the daring sugar gliders or the absolute lovable quokka! But this week’s animal of the week is another marsupial, one that…

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Rhode Island Red Chicken! Howl for the fowls!

Our current Animal of the Week is a well known bird, the Rhode Island Red Chicken! Chickens are in the bird family, and specifically they are grouped with other birds like turkeys, pheasants, ducks, and more, to make the “Fowl” group. In the lat 19th century, this breed of chicken was developed in Rhode Island…

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Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly- Check Out These Guys!

Hey Defenders! We’ve got another stunning invertebrate for our Animal of the Week, and this one is really a looker. Check out the eye-catching Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly! These butterflies start their life as a dark velvety brown or black and bright orange spotted caterpillar. They feed on the poisonous pipevine plants they’re named after.  They…

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California mantis animal of the week

Going Back to Cali! The California Mantis

This week we’ve got someone a little creepy crawly for our Animal of the Week…it’s the California Mantis! These awesome invertebrates are part of the Mantid family, just like the praying mantis. Like their name suggests, these insects are found in the wild in the United States. Generally they are found in the drier/warmer areas…

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