Our Shows

WILD CATS 101

This show will give you a greater understanding of the wild felines that live among us! We will teach you about wild cats in general, then focus on the lesser known species - the small wild cats. You will learn how they survive in the wild, what they eat, what eats them, the threats they face in the wild and the conservation efforts in place to help ensure their survival. You will meet a few of our amazing animal ambassadors during the show and learn how you can help their wild cousins. By the end of this show you will have a greater respect and understanding of how wild cats live and survive in the wild. You will also have seen some beautiful wild cats up close and personal!

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION: To protect your audience and to provide you with the safest BEST show possible, there are 2 simple rules that need to be followed in order for us to perform a show at your facility: 1-our show needs to be performed inside in a meeting room no less than 20'x30' (this will give us enough room to perform a safe show for your audience); 2-we can only perform this show for kids ages 6 and up.

Duration: 
45-60 minutes
Cost $: 
350

PREDATOR AND PREY

In this show you will learn what it takes to be a predator and prey at the same time! Small wild cats have this trait and how they conduct themselves is crucial to their survival. You will learn what is needed to be a predator in the wild and you will learn what it takes to survive as a prey animal. You will see these examples as you meet our amazing animal ambassadors! By the end of the show you will have gained a true respect for these small wild cats and you will have the tools to help save them in the wild. This is a unique interactive show that will create a lifetime of memories!

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION: In order for us to provide you with the safest BEST show possible, there are 2 simple rules that need to be followed in order for us to perform a show at your facility: 1-this show needs to be performed inside a meeting room no less than 20'x30'; 2-we can only provide this show for ages 6 and up.

Duration: 
45-60 minutes
Cost $: 
350

UNMASK THE HERO

This is a great show to include in the 2015 summer library reading program! It covers the reading themes for both children and teens! You will be introduced to the world of small wild cats and how they survive in the wild. You will learn about the long history humans have had with cats, cat fables and how wild cats play the role of both hero and villain. You will see up close some of our beautiful animal ambassadors and learn how to help conserve them in the wild. This show will enlighten you to both the "hero" and "villain" sides of wild cats!

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION: In order for us to provide you with the safest BEST show possible, there are 2 simple rules that need to be followed in order to perform this show at your facility: 1-our show needs to be performed inside a meeting room no less than 20'x30'; 2-this show is for ages 6 and up only.

Duration: 
45-60 minutes
Cost $: 
350

THE UN-ORDINARY WORLD OF WILD CATS

This show fits right in with the 2015 library summer reading program for adults. We will delve into the mysterious life of wild cats and focus our attention on the lesser known species of small wild cats. You will meet a few of our own amazing animal ambassadors as you learn about conservation being done right here in our own state as well as conservation efforts in Central and South America. You will be given the tools to turn your ordinary life into an extraordinary one by having the opportunity to join us in our future conservation efforts either in rural Massachusetts or the tropical country of Belize! Come learn how YOU can help these beautiful wild animals!

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION: To protect your audience and to provide you with the safest BEST show possible, there are 2 simple rules that need to be followed in order for us to perform this show at your facility: 1-our show needs to be performed in a meeting room no less than 20'x30'; 2 - this show is for ages 16 and up.

Duration: 
45-60 minutes
Cost $: 
350

VIRTUAL ONLINE WILD ANIMAL SHOW

What is a virtual online show? It is a show that we perform here at our facility and it is shown to you live via the internet.

This type of show is popular for 3 reasons:

       1 - It is a great way for us to reach schools, libraries and nature centers out of our travel range

       2 - It is the perfect for businesses that have limited funding

       3 - Every show is customized to cover material being taught in the classroom or to cover topics your library or nature center would like talked about

 

We offer 2 different types of online shows:

   1 - Display show: we will teach you about small wild cats, we will cover topics you request, there will be an interactive discussion between us and the audience throughout the show, we will introduce you to 2-3 of our popular animal ambassadors who will be displayed one at a time on a table or similar, in between animals there will be informational slides for you to view and learn from. This show combines the visual stimulation of slides, live animals and the presenter.

    2 - Exhibit show: we will teach you about small wild cats, we will cover topics you request, there will be an interactive discussion between us and the audience throughout the show, we will introduce you to 2-3 of our popular animal ambassadors who will be walking around freely in the show room one at a time, the presenter will interact with the animal showing training behaviors, in between animals there will be informational slides for you to view and learn from. This show combines the visual stimulation of slides, and live interaction between the animals and the presenter.

At the end of either of these shows our website will be given and everyone in the audience will be invited to look over our website and email us if they have any more questions regarding what we talked about in the show.

 

Duration: 
45-60 minutes
Cost $: 
225

BE THE CAT

 We have all learned about wild cats at some point or another and we understand that they are apex predators. This show is going to dive deeper into wildcats than you have ever gone before! We are going to explain how these amazing animals see and hunt. To help the audience fully understand this, we will invite a couple members of the audience up to see the colors wildcats actually see and have them try to hunt like a wild cat! Hunting is not an easy task but it is one that wild cats must accomplish in order to survive in the wild. By combining our talk, slide pictures, audience participation and a couple of our cat ambassadors we will be able to help your audience understand what it means to be a wild cat. By the end of the show your audience will have a greater respect for these amazing animals!

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION - To protect your audience and to provide you with the safest best show possible, there are two simple rules that need to be followed in order for us to perform a show at your facility:  1-our show needs to be performed inside in a meeting room no less than 20' x 30' (this will give us enough room to perform a safe show for your audience) 2-we can only perform this show for kids ages 6 and up.

Duration: 
60 minutes
Cost $: 
350

FEARLESS FELINES

 Wild cats are considered fearless, but that doesn't hold true for all felines. In this show you will learn about the lesser-known wild cats, how small they are, what they hunt, what hunts them and how they survive in the wild. You will learn what makes a wild animal fearless or fearful, you will also gain a better understanding of how wild cats see and how that effects their hunting capabilities. By combining talk material, picture slides, "cat glasses" and a couple wild animal ambassadors this show will give you a better understanding about all wild felines and how each species fits well into our ecosystem.

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION - To protect your audience and to provide you with the safest best show possible, there are two simple rules that need to be followed in order for us to perform a show at your facility:  1-our show needs to be performed inside in a meeting room no less than 20' x 30' (this will give us enough room to perform a safe show for your audience) 2-we can only perform this show for kids ages 6 and up.

Duration: 
60 minutes
Cost $: 
350

STUDENT WILDLIFE PROJECT

 Want to get your students directly involved in wildlife sustainability? Then this is the show for you! This is a program where we teach the students about our local wildlife, inform them about Jungle Encounter's trail camera project and get the students involved in analyzing the data from our Trail Camera Project. The students will review the data, discuss ideas, make conclusions on different species of wildlife and determine effective conservation plans to help preserve our native wildlife. This is a 45 minute hands-on program.

Things covered:
     - Overview of local wildlife
     - Overview of our Bobcat/cougar Camera Research Project
     - Hands on analysis of camera data
     - A visit from one of our ambassador animals (depending on which animal is available that day, it could be our Bengal Cat, Bobcat, Savannah Cat, Geoffroy's Cat or Marmoset Monkey)
      - Images viewed on our projector
     - Conclusion and Q&A
By the end of this program your students will have an in-depth understanding of the wildlife that surrounds us, how they survive and what we can do to help ensure their presence in our state.

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION - To protect your audience and to provide you with the safest best show possible, there are two simple rules that need to be followed in order for us to perform a show at your facility.   1 - our wild cat shows need to be performed inside in a meeting room with a size of at least 20' x 30' (this will give us enough room to perform a safe show for your audience)     2 - we can only perform this show for kids ages 6 and up.
Duration: 
45 minutes
Cost $: 
330

PREDATOR vs PREY PROGRAM

This is a program series that offers in-depth information about the Animal Kingdom and how predators & prey co-exist. By the end of this series of shows your students will have a great understanding about all wild felines, adaptations, migrations and ecosystem changes.

This program is deisgned to be one 1/2 hour class per week for four consecutive weeks. It has been called Wild Cat Month by previous customers!

 

Program 1 - Predator vs Prey

We will explain the Animal Kingdom like it's never been explained before! The topics we will cover are:

  1. the Animal Kingdom's two areas: vertebrates and invertebrates. There will be an interactive discussion on the types of animals in each category.
  2. the top 3 groups of animals will be explained: birds, reptiles and mammals.
  3. different habitats around the world that animals live in will be discussed (desert, rainforest, woodlands, grasslands, mountains).
  4. discussion about how each group of animals co-exist in the wild.
  5. the significance of the predator-prey relationship and how it affects the ecosystem.
  6. you will meet two of our wildlife ambassadors, learn all about them and their wild cousins and see images shown on our projector.

By the end of the show your students will have a good overall understanding of the Animal Kingdom, what it consists of and how it all works together.

 

Program 2 - Old World Cats

We will teach the students about Old World Cats, including how they differ from New World Cats both physiologically and pyschologically. The topics we will cover are:

  1. a quick review of last weeks class.
  2. an overview of how all wild felines fit into the Animal Kingdom.
  3. the differences between big cats and small cats.
  4. view wild cat claw replicas
  5. the significance of small wild cats.
  6. you will meet an Asian Leopard Cat hybrid, learn about the hybrid, learn all about the Asian Leopard Cat and see some images on our projector.
  7. the differences between Old World and New World Cats.

By the end of the show your students will understand the role wild cats play in the wild, the significance of small wild cats and the differences between Old World and New World felines.

 

Program 3 - New World Cats of South America

We will teach the students about New World Cats, including a review of how they differ from Old World Cats due to adaptations they made while starting a new life in the New World. The topics we will cover are:

  1. a quick review of last weeks class.
  2. an explanation of how wild felines moved to the New World.
  3. an interactive discussion of what the New World habitat and ecosystem was like in comparison to the Old World's.
  4. the adaptations wild felines made to adjust to their new life.
  5. view ocelot and margay pelts.
  6. the evolutionary physiological changes these cats had to endure to handle a more tree-dwelling lifestyle.
  7. an introduction to our small South American Wild Cat Ambassador.
  8. viewing and handling of our New World paw tracks.
  9. information about all 9 species of South American wild felines.
  10. view some images on our projector.

By the end of the show your students will have learned all about how cats moved into South America, how they adapted and how they altered the ecosystem.

 

 Program 4 - New World Cats of North America

We will teach the students about how/when wild felines migrated into North America, what our North American wild cats look like, how they adapted to the cooler climate, how they survive in the wild and their significance to our local ecosystem. The topics we will cover are:

  1. a quick review of last weeks class.
  2. a discussion on how the wild cats of South America migrated through Central America and into North America once the land bridge formed.
  3. the climate and environment changes these felines confronted and had to adapt to.
  4. how these cats adapted to the new predators and prey that surrounded them.
  5. an introduction to our small North American wild cat ambassador.
  6. information about all of North Americas species of wild felines.
  7. how these migrating cats changed our ecosystem.
  8. view some images on our projector.
  9. a final discussion and review of the 4 week program..

By the end of the show your students will have learned about how cats migrated into North America, the obstacles they had to overcome and how they affected our ecosystem.

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION: To protect your audience and to provide you with the safest best possible show, there are 2 simple rules that need to be followed in order for us to perform a show at your facility: 1 - this show needs to be performed inside in a meeting room with a size of at least 20'x30' (this will give us enough room to perform a safe show for our audience)   2 - we can only perform this show for ages 6 and up.

Duration: 
2 hours total
Cost $: 
975

TAILS OF THE RAINFOREST

 In order to fully comprehend EVERYTHING that goes on in a rainforest, you will need to start with a good understanding of what a rainforest is. Once we accomplish this, we will introduce you to the wide varety of "tails" that inhabit rainforests! We will focus our attention on wild cats and primates and give your audience an animals-view of how they survive in the jungle through audience interaction. In order to do this, we will provide talk material, picture slides, artifacts and a couple of our animal ambassadors! By the end of this show your audience will have developed a deeper respect for rainforests and who inhabits them!

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION - To protect your audience and to provide you with the safest best show possible, there are two simple rules that need to be followed in order for us to perform a show at your facility:  1-our show needs to be performed inside in a meeting room no less than 20' x 30' (this will give us enough room to perform a safe show for your audience) 2-we can only perform this show for kids ages 6 and up.

Duration: 
60 minutes
Cost $: 
350

Important information about our shows

ADDITIONAL SHOW INFORMATION

1. A travel fee may apply depending on the travel distance to your facility.    2. We perform shows for businesses, we do not do shows for private parties.    3. We will provide a handout that people can take home after the show. This handout has valuable information about the cats they have met and learned about at the show. They will be able to go online and learn more about these cats as well as donate to their cause if they desire to do so.     4.  If you have a projector and screen please let us know! We can bring some picture slides and information to use during the show as a visual aid for the audience. If you don't have this equipment we can bring large pictures instead.