Viewpoint students enjoy a visit from animal guests during Earthchella!

On Wednesday, Viewpoint Students enjoyed a visit from scaled, feathered and furry friends from the Wildlife Learning Center! As part of our annual Earthchella celebration, educators from the Center introduced students to animals that had been rescued and rehabilitated, either after being injured, illegally trafficked, or given up by owners who were unable to care for these exotic animals. Students learned how these animals live in the wild, as well as how human activity has impacted their environment, and how organizations such as the Wildlife Learning Center are working to care for animals that cannot be returned to the wild.

It was also a fantastic opportunity to see unique species not native to California–such as a prehensile-tailed skink, a three-banded armadillo, a scarlet macaw, and a two-toed sloth–up close and personal!