Sloths, boa constrictors, a porcupine and even a wallaroo will be making their way to the Lethbridge and District Exhibition March 10-12 for the 2023 Wildlife Festival. Staff for the event say there will be around 50 animals in total for you to pet, hug or to just look at.
Jason Clevett, one of the promoters of the event, says his crew has had a number of people come up to them saying how much they appreciate the work they do.
“We had someone who had terminal cancer and one of her bucket lists was to meet a sloth. We had people that have lost family members or people that have been going through a hard time. And for every person that we know their story, there’s a dozen others that we don’t. And that’s the biggest thing. And I think the reason why we do this is those moments and those connections and those opportunities to give people a moment and experience and forget their problems for a few hours.”
A special quiet hour starting at 10am on Saturday will be available for kids who are sensitive to large crowds or noises.
For more information on the Lethbridge Wildlife Festival you can visit https://wildlifefestival.ca/?fbclid=IwAR0c7SCJ7kExrS_Abn_gQjxcxF27Rs8vowfriZB-xXTTYo04HPt6uixyX2E