Wildlife Festival coming to Lethbridge

Animals from around the globe will be making their way to Lethbridge this weekend at the Main Pavilion of the Exhibition Park grounds. The Wildlife Festival is taking place this weekend in Lethbridge. Staff from the YYC Nature and Education Centre in Calgary will be bringing a wide range of animals to our city.

“One of the highlights for a lot of people is the wallabies and kangaroos. The opportunity to pet them and see them and their babies. Seeing a cute little wallaby face peeking out at you from the pouch is pretty memorable. We do VIP packages where you can have extra time with some of the animals as well. We have Fiona, the American alligator, who is going to be join us. We also have reticulated pythons, which are the longest snake on earth. A lot of people will be excited to see that. They’re beautiful animals. We have a number of other animals. We have Armando, who is a three-banded armadillo, is going to be coming as well. We have other 30 animals who are going to be either on display or in the state shows that we’re doing,” says the owner and operator of the YYC Nature and Education Centre, Jason Clevett.

  • There will be three exhibits featured:
    Welcome to the Jungle – Learn about the importance of our planet’s rainforests
    Australia Down Under – Experience some of Australia’s charismatic wildlife
    Responsibly Exotic – Responsible care of exotic pets
  • Along with two half-hour, hands-on educational programs:
    Reptiles & Invertebrates
    Mammals & Birds

Staff say if you have children who have difficulty with crowds there is a special time at 9am on Saturday for a quiet hour to check out the critters.


Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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