In Michigan, and across the world there is a big problem with abandoned and abused reptiles. There are thousands of abused and unwanted reptiles just in Michigan alone. A lot of people with good intentions buy reptiles from pet stores without researching or fully understanding the care and commitment that is involved in having a cold blooded pet. Reptiles take a lot of time and equipment to keep healthy and happy and many owners become overwhelmed.
Our goal at Wilderness Trails Zoo is to build a reptile sanctuary that will house dozens of unwanted, abused reptiles so they can live out the rest of their lives being loved and well cared for. Just like the name implies, when the project is finished, it will be a sanctuary (housing structure and outside cages) for reptiles that have either been mistreated, hurt, or maybe their owners can no longer provide the care or attention that they need and are willing to donate their reptile to the zoo. In a way, the zoo will be "rescuing" these reptiles and giving them a better life. The exhibit is truly a labor of love. It is being built entirely by the Niezgucki Family of volunteers and funded by donations.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CARE OF THESE ANIMALS AND THEIR EXPANDING HABITAT PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW. YOUR GENEROSITY IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.