2013 Summer Animal Shows
Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo has announced its summer show schedule for 2013. Showtimes are 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. All shows are free with paid admission.
Nature Nick's Animal Adventure
July 1; July 8-9; July 11-15; July 18-24; July 26-31;
August 31-September 2
“Nature” Nick Jacinto is one of the most well-known animal handlers in the New York tri-state area. He and his animals have appeared on numerous TV shows and public events throughout the area. His TV credits include The Martha Stewart Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Petkeeping with Marc Morrone, and Good Morning America. Nick completed his undergraduate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Speech Communications at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY. In addition to being a certified teacher, he is also one of the few animal handlers in New York State who currently holds six permits from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation which allow him to showcase many rare and unusual exotic animals. The animals used in Nature Nick’s programs are either former zoo animals who were injured and could not be placed back on exhibit or confiscated exotic pets. His shows are fast-paced, originally scripted and interspersed with his own brand of humor. Each show features 10-12 animals from all corners of the world including, but not limited to, kangaroos, monkeys, alligators, gigantic snakes, owls and falcons.
Awesome Animal Show
May 25-June 30
The Awesome Animal Show will have a variety of animals: Macaws, Cockatoos, Piggies, and House Cats. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to communicate with Charlie the mini-donkey. They will also introduce its new master of ceremonies, Artium, a cute Jack Russell dog helper. The show runs from May 25 to June 30.
Hot Dog Pig Races
July 2-7; August 19-25
There are five races each show: Hollywood Hog All-Star, The Royal Pigs of Hamelot, International Stunt Team, Hot Dog Pig Racing Team, and The Super Hot Dog Team. These awkward, but cute and cuddly, racing animals fascinate spectators. Real crowd pleasers, these natural comedians bolt from the starting gate and race around the track snorting and squealing, stubby legs churning and curly tails sailing along behind.
Erik's Reptile Edventure
July 10; July 16-17; August 15; August 27-28
Erik's Reptile Edventures offers you a fresh look at reptiles for fans of all ages and interests, presenting you with and teaching you about a variety of animals from around the world, including lizards, snakes, turtles, crocodilians, toads, salamanders, arachnids and myriapods, and providing educational, hands-on, on-site programs and remote streaming video sessions from all over the world, straight to your homes, local libraries, schools, parties, and various events.
The Mr. Mouse Show by Katie's Puppets
July 25; August 8-14; August 16-18; August 26; August 29-30
Katie and Mr. Mouse have performed for over 200,000 children and have been featured in Newsday, Brookhaven Life, North Shore Leisure, and will soon be seen on Cablevision. Katie and her gang of puppets have received rave reviews from Long Island's Arts-In-Education Services, SCOPE, and many others!
Extreme Raptor Project
The Extreme Raptor Project is an extraordinary and outstanding array of eagles, hawks, falcons and owls that have won the rapt attention of enthralled audiences throughout the nation. The Raptor Project founders, Jonathan and Susan Wood of New York's Catskill Mountains, have assembled a traveling collection of feathered predators that is unrivaled in scope and size anywhere in the world. Jonathan Wood is a Master Falconer and Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist, bringing unique insights, observations and humor to his exciting, riveting, nationally acclaimed shows.