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Cool Zoo to celebrate World Animal Day at Fort Myers Repticon Oct. 2

By Staff | Sep 30, 2021

Cool Zoo, an interactive and educational wildlife travel exhibit, which features hands-on encounters with exotic animals, will be celebrating World Animal Day at this weekend’s Repticon exhibition. The event will take place on Oct. 2 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, 13051 Bell Tower Drive

The holiday is observed on Oct. 4 and serves as a platform to raise the status of animals through increased awareness and education. Cool Zoo is celebrating the holiday by raising awareness for animal conservation with its educational exhibit as well as hosting a hermit crab adoption event. Through their efforts have saved thousands of animals from death.  

Cool Zoo will present the Fort Myers community with one-of-a-kind, animal experiences for pet lovers and exotic hobbyists alike. The animal experiences will feature a variety of exciting animals to include rare, one-of-a-kind alligators and a giant snake. Guests will have the opportunity to receive hands-on education about these unique animals and will have the chance to commemorate the experience with photo opportunities holding the exotic wildlife. 

The exhibit will also feature Cool Zoo’s signature attraction, The Hermit Crab Adoption Center by Mister Crabs. The educational experience is free for all Repticon attendees and includes the opportunity to observe and touch rare and famous hermit crabs from around the globe. Cool Zoo is proud to offer the world’s largest hermit crab sanctuary and through their efforts have rescued thousands of crabs from death. Guests will have the option to adopt rescued hermit crabs as well as purchase travel companion kits, shells, hermit crab food and accessories.

“It’s an honor to celebrate this important holiday with the Fort Myers community. We hope that through our efforts, people will have a newfound appreciation for these amazing animals,” explained Jim DeBerry, CEO of Cool Zoo.

Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming to Fort Myers with an outstanding mixture of vendors and breeders. This family-oriented, fun-filled event offers guests the opportunity to learn about animals not normally seen in local pet stores. Breeder-vendors are always willing to teach in their field of herpetology. Tickets are sold online at https://repticon.com/tickets/ and are $10 for adults, $5 for children from ages 5-12 and children under age 4 are admitted free.

About Cool Zoo

Cool Zoo is a family-owned and operated traveling wildlife encounter experience with the mission of curating hands-on conservation, education, recreation and research for all to enjoy. Cool Zoo appears at hundreds of events annually to include fairs, festivals, conventions, carnivals, museums, schools, sporting events, state parks and corporate events and offers a multitude of experiences ranging from: hermit crab adoptions, crab races, butterfly encounters, exotic bird shows, giant tortoise encounters, sloth encounters and gem mining. To learn more about Cool Zoo’s educational offerings and conservation efforts visit: http://coolzoo.org/