How do You Learn to Hold an Alligator
Kangaroo Lanie and Spike have been big hits in Los Angeles lately. Did you see them on Good Day LA?
Spike, the American Alligator that tried to eat the Emmy award last weekend, may have just become famous in the tabloids-but he has been famous in the hearts and minds of thousands of children for over 15 years! Spike was rescued during a drug raid in Los Angeles, California. It was quite the sight as the armed officers busted through the doors and then came running back out because there was an alligator in the bathtub!! The authorities turned to the experts at Conservation Ambassadors to relocate and provide a permanent home to their scaly surprise!
Several feet and 15 years later- Spike now weighs 100 pounds and is still growing! He lives at the 40 acre Conservation Ambassadors rescue zoo, known as Zoo to You, in the middle of wine country, Paso Robles, California. When he's not basking in his pond nestled between the grapevines Spike goes to schools and helps to teach children and adults about wildlife conservation. He has appeared with Wildlife Expert Jungle Jack Hanna on many programs including Ellen Degeneres, Larry King Live, and now the Emmy Awards!!
When Spike tried to eat the Emmy Award Conservation Ambassadors Curator and Spokesperson Kangaroo Lanie rescued the award when she picked up the giant alligator and joked that Spike must have been green with envy for an Emmy!
Many of the animals that reside at Conservation Ambassadors have similar rags to riches stories. And you can visit them on the weekends!! Zoo to You is now open on Saturdays and Sundays- visit www.zootoyou.com for more information.
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