Ambassador’s Row is the home of our education animals. We have a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds that were brought to us by the public and are unable to survive in the wild. They were either injured by run-ins with domestic animals or vehicles, or suffered from MBD (Metabolic Bone Disease) which is a disorder mostly caused by malnutrition and/or lack of direct sunlight while they were “domesticated pets”.
Our Education Coordinator takes these animals to schools, festivals and events to help teach children and adults about wildlife and how to appreciate these wonderful animals from a distance, not as “pets”. Our Ambassadors are also the focus of our fun and educational seasonal camps held at our Education Center and help to dispel inaccurate myths about the animals with whom we share our communities. Ambassador’s Row is also home to some domestic animals that have been left in our care and who enhance our programs by helping us to teach young people how to be responsible pet owners.
By symbolically adopting one of our education animals, you provide for their care as well as support TWRC’s education programs.