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Wild Things Zoofari Animal Education Specialist


Wild Things Zoofari companies are Austin Petting Zoo, Dallas Petting Zoo, Houston Petting Zoo, San Antonio Petting Zoo and Dallas Reptile Shows. Wild Things Zoofari is privately owned and operated by Courtney Cortina Pineda. She has owned and worked with animals her entire life. Anytime she tried to leave the animal world for the corporate world it just instilled why she loved them so much and returned to them.

Courtney feels that there is not enough support to help conserve and protect the precious wild life out there that is disappearing every minute from our own destruction. The purpose of Wild Things Zoofari is to educate people with animal encounters so they can observe how precious they are. Seeing them on TV is nothing like being able to touch one.

She is a member of APWE (Association of  Professional Wildlife Educators), FCF ( Feline Conservation Federation) and attends yearly conferences to expand her knowledge and meet other professionals in the field.

She is also USDA (United States Dept of Agriculture) and TPW (Texas Parks and Wildlife) licensed and insured.

Ray Mitchell

Ray Mitchell has been working with exotic and domestic animals alike for over 20 years. His experience with exotic wildlife has been the main focus of his passion. Ray has worked with everything from exotic birds and raptors, primates and large and small exotic cats and other carnivores, large and small hooved animals including camels and zebras, marsupials and rare rodents from around the world and a large assortment of reptiles non venomous and venomous alike. Education has always been the key while working with the animals. And Ray has successfully bred many rare and endangered animals in the past 20 years, giving him insight and knowledge of even the tiniest and most sensitive fauna. Ray Mitchell is happy to become a part of Wild Things Zoofari. By having the ability to reach many children of all ages and teach them about the plight of wildlife around the world and what they can do to help keep the magnificent animals around for many generations to come.