The Mini Zoo is one of the biggest attractions at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Visitors can observe several species of native snakes, lizards, arachnids and insects while learning about their biology.
WHY DO WE HAVE WILD ANIMALS IN CAGES?
Do we think wild animals should be in cages? No! All animals the museum cares for were either injured and could not be released after rehab, or were bred in captivity. The museum is not accepting wild-caught or releasable animals, or any critters that would not thrive in captivity. Museum staff is trying everything to make their lives as nature-like and happy as possible. They are visited by the veterinarian twice a year and are being spoiled by staff and visitors every day.