On the 25th of March, Lauren begged me to go with her to this “open house” a local animal rescue/ rehabilitation center was hosting. I am a huge animal lover, so it didn’t take much convincing!
The Louisiana Exotic Animal Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.) is the only known rescue and rehabilitation center for exotic and indigenous animals in the entire state! You can find out more about them at their website: learnaboutcritters.org
The open house we attended was a chance for people to come and see the facility, meet the animals, learn a lot, and meet other animal lovers in the area. We had a blast! The birds were very talkative and our host, Micha, was extremely knowledgeable and kind. He had a ton of resources available for us to take home and encouraged us to reach out with any questions and to share the information with our friends and family.
At the time that we went, there weren’t any other visitors so we had a lot of time to look around, talk with the founder, Micha, and gush over the little snakes, turtles, birds, lizards, and even a chinchilla!
I highly recommend visiting the LEARN facility and liking their Facebook page to keep up with any events they’re participating in or hosting. Lauren and I also made it to the R. W. Norton Art Gallery‘s Blossom Festival where LEARN had a booth with a few creatures and tons of information- well worth the trip! There is so much to learn about the local wildlife and it’s a great place to get younger people interested!