The OK Reptile Expo brings wild animals to Tulsa

Posted at 8:00 PM, Jan 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-31 21:00:53-05

The Cox Center hosted hundreds of animal species from all over the world for the Oklahoma Reptile Expo.

Snakes, lizards, and even insects where on display for anyone to buy and people had the opportunity hold and touch animals up to 25 feet long.

Although the expo is a great way for visitors to get their hands on some of the rarest animals in the country, organizers still utilize the event to educate the public on how to properly car for any animal.

Lori Ensign is the founder of Safari's Sanctuary in Broken Arrow and says many people buy animals before they realize what they are getting themselves into.

“Just learn about your animal and get educated before you go off and buy one so that's why we set up here, to inform people,” Ensign said.

By the end of 2016 the Expo will make stops in Chicago, Kansas City, and Minneapolis.

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