Friday, April 6, 2012


"Safety first!" That's something that we ALWAYS remember here at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary. Every day, we work with and around more than 60 dangerous and deadly animals. It shouldn't be hard to figure out exactly WHY safety is so important to us! For this reason, we always work in teams, are 100% focused 100% of the time, and double check EVERYTHING - no exceptions!

While we come to love each and every animal at IEAS over time, they give us little reminders every day that they are wild and dangerous animals, no matter how beautiful they are. This could be anything from a sneaky and silent approach to a yawn, exposing 2-3 inch canines. From morning feeding to afternoon chores, staff and interns work together to be sure that everything is done correctly, efficiently, and SAFELY. Every lock, gate, pin, and animal location is double checked. We even have signs all over the Sanctuary reminding us about the importance of being focused and safety conscientious.

Though our strict safety measures prevent any emergencies, we must always be prepared. As such, each and every person working at the Sanctuary is equipped with a portable radio, allowing a constantly open line of communication to each individual on the grounds. This allows for everyone to be easily reachable in the event of an emergency. Additionally, there is a fire extinguisher within 50 feet of every habitat at the Sanctuary. These extinguishers are an additional line of defense for deterring an animal attack in the event of an emergency.

All of these safety procedures and protocols are not only for the safety of the people at IEAS. These measures keep the animals safe, comfortable, and happy in the habitats that they call home. It is win-win for us all!

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