The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida

Thursday, June 1, 20237:00 pm

A Day in the Life of Maintaining a Reptile Sanctuary


Speaker Information: The speaker for this month is Kalib Hoopingarner of the Divine Tortoise Sanctuary

His talk is titled: A Day in the Life of Maintaining a Reptile Sanctuary.


"Here at the sanctuary, we dedicate everything we have to giving these wonderful creatures a long, happy and naturalistic life. A rescue G. sulcata that had a less than perfect start to life is what jump started the idea to create a sanctuary where all reptiles would be able to come and live a long, happy life. Since the start of  the sanctuary, we have saved over 90 reptiles and that number is steadily climbing weekly.-Kalib"



  After the meeting, you are invited to join us at a nearby restaurant (announced at the meeting) for more herp discussions and camaraderie over food and drinks. See you there! $5.00 for non-members per meeting or buy a year membership ($25 individual) or ($30 family/business). The address of the Calusa Nature Center is 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905.


WHO'S INVITED? You are! Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is welcome to attend, learn, and exchange their experiences with our friendly membership. Come out to meet others who keep, breed or study reptiles and amphibians, and let them share their fascination with you. We average 10 - 20 people attending every meeting.

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