Ed Laquidara (PHD in Zoology) curator of Animal Adventures and
Head Speaker and Animal Handler for EdLaquidara.com, is a passionate wildlife conservationist and educator. He has been rescuing exotic animals for over 35 years. Ed and his
team deliver hundreds of lectures and seminars each year to private
organizations, corporations, science centers, museums, public & private
schools, universities, colleges as well as many other venues. Ed’s two favorites
were being recognized and invited to be the keynote speaker at the National
Science Awards and the Youth Leadership Summit.
Ed is recognized as a leading Crocodilian Biologist, a
Herpetologist (Specialist in Amphibians and Reptiles) and holds a PHD in
Zoology. He is highly sought after by professional and state organizations to
teach animal control and environmental control officers how to safely capture
and handle wild and extreme animals.
Ed's Animal Adventures is the only rescue sanctuary in the North
East for exotic animals and Animal Adventures have taken in exotic animals from
countless individuals, numerous institutions as well as leading authorities
including, Tufts Veterinary Hospital, Harvard Museum of Natural History, the
MSPCA along with many others.
Our rescue facility never turns away animals. In many cases it
means picking up the thousands of dollars in costs to have the animal flown or
shipped legally to our rescue center.
Our humble facility is located in the beautiful
town of Bolton, MA and it provides a safe and comfortable sanctuary for over
2000 different animals. Our philosophy is food and shelter before
beautification. Our priorities rarely change.
Many times we are asked why we are not a “non-profit” and the
answer is quite simple. Even non-profits have to make a profit to stay in
business. In order to make a profit a board of directors must govern and convene
to make fiscally responsible decisions. At Animal Adventures, rarely is the
rescue of another animal a fiscally sound decision. In many cases we get the
phone call or email only hours before schedule euthanasia and we’d never be
able to convene the board for a quick decision let alone the approval of
required funds to make the right decision for the animal.
To be clear, we are not it the Animal Tour Business. We provide
travel and education programs with our animals to generate awareness and
revenue for our rescue cause. With every show, event, lecture seminar or partnership program you book with
us, you know you are helping us rescue more animals and
in return we will provide your audience with the adventure and memories of a