See a sloth at the Auburn-Opelika Wildlife Festival on Aug. 2-3


See a sloth at the Auburn-Opelika Wildlife Festival on Aug. 2-3

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See a sloth at the Auburn-Opelika Wildlife Festival on Aug. 2-3

See a sloth, make friends with an armadillo or encounter an opossum at the Auburn-Opelika Wildlife Festival on August 2-3, 2019. Dozens of animals will be on display during this interactive and educational event taking place at the Village Event Center located at 804 Columbus Parkway in Opelika.

The Wildlife Festival is a two-day event from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. There will be multiple opportunities throughout the festival to enjoy educational presentations. The Reptiles & Invertebrates program will be at the following times: 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. The Mammals & Birds program will be offered at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

There will be 30 live animals for guests to meet, including a sloth, porcupine, armadillo, snakes, opossum, bunnies, ferrets, snakes, tarantulas, tortoises, lizards, frogs and more. Some animals will only come out during the presentations, so be sure to stay for both.

For families with children with special needs who are affected by crowds, there will be an early opening at 9 a.m. on August 3. This first hour will be open to their families as well.

The Wildlife Festival is an all-ages event presented by the Foundation for Animal Rescue & Education in partnership with Little Ray’s Nature Centers, the Sloth Conservation Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

To buy tickets, click here. For media inquiries, please contact Leigh Vierling at


About Little Ray’s Nature Center:

Little Ray’s Wildlife Festivals bring fun animal encounters and nature education to communities throughout North America! The events are brought to you by Little Ray’s Nature Centres, in partnership with The Foundation for Animal Rescue and Education (FARE). Visit to find information about what you’ll see and do there, how we accommodate special needs and how we ensure animal welfare.


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