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Children see an eastern box turtle, gopher tortoise, spur-thighed tortoise, bearded dragon, Chinese water dragon, Brazilian rainbow boa, albino Burmese python, a young alligator, and learn where these reptiles live, what they eat, and how they survive.

Run Time: 32 Minutes

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Lessons and Materials

Karla Majewski introduces her young audience to various reptiles, such as turtles and tortoises, that live in her private zoo. Closely observing Petey, a bearded dragon lizard, the children learn where these animals live, what they eat, and how they survive. Alligators are represented by young Al E. Gator, adopted by Karla after he had been left to fend for himself in California, far from his native Florida habitat. Children hold Big Red, an albino Burmese python, one of two snakes that Karla’s audience finds fascinating.

Lesson 1: Turtles and Tortoises
Lesson 2: Petey, a Bearded Dragon Lizard
Lesson 3: Al E. Gator, an Alligator
Lesson 4: Big Red, an Albino Burmese Python

The Animal Safari Series

This series was designed to acquaint young people with the characteristics, behaviors, and habitats of many diverse animals. In most of the programs, members of the audience are invited to touch, hold, and gently interact with the animals. Recommended by Booklist “for young animal enthusiasts and classroom audiences,” the series emphasizes respect for the animals and their habitats.

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