The NARBC Tinley Park Reptile Show and Summit was held this past weekend, with the reptile industry summit on Friday night and an auction on Saturday night. I’m not going to discuss those in this blog, however, and will instead refer you to the separate news article here, though I have included a video below, containing interviews with several of the summit panel members discussing the meeting and how they think it went.
This show was put together faster than any other show that the NARBC has ever done. Even though it was put together quickly, there was still a good number of vendors and customers at the show.
I have a couple notables that I’d like to mention because they’re represented in the slideshow below. Rob Carmichael of the Wildlife Discovery Center brought some hots, and Terry Cullen of The Cullen Vivarium Wildlife Conservancy brought several crocodilians. Terry is doing some great things for crocodilian conservation and making strides that no other organization is. I chatted with him about the possibility of doing an article for REPTILES, so maybe he’ll be able to work something out with Russ. I think it would make a good read. Terry was kind enough to show me all the captive-bred crocodilian beauties he brought along, and photos of them can be seen in the slideshow below.
Two of our three ReptileChannel bloggers met up at the Tinley Park show. Reptile Nation’s Andrew Wyatt and Diary of a Mad Toad’s Kristin Van Alstine were both present, showing their support at this historic event. Maybe I’ll Photoshop Russ into the photo with these two, and then we can have a pic of all three together? Hmmm…
Well, the rest you can read about in the slideshow captions. Hope you like the pics! And of course remember to read the separate article that provides more details about the primary reason for the show: the unification of the reptile industry to combat unnecessary and unreasonable legislation against reptilekeeping.
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