Bixby's Rainforest - continued
Adventure beckons as Bixby takes his new friends through the tropical rainforest. Along the way, they meet Treetop the Singing Toucan. Treetop longs to be a big bird so he can fly around and explore his favorite part of the rainforest, the canopy layer. Throughout their journey, Bixby and his friends try to help Treetop find his big bird wings so he can fly. With Bixby's help, something magical happens that changes Treetop's life forever.
Throughout this 80-minute adventure, Bixby and his rainforest friends meet and learn about many different live exotic animals, use teamwork and creativity to help protect our planet, and help Treetop become the big bird he has always wanted to be.
From noon to 12:45 p.m., families are invited to experience Bixby’s Rainforest Encounters Animal Display in the GSU Center’s lobby. The display features several species of live exotic animals, including ring-tailed lemurs from Madagascar, snakes from South America and Asia, colorful macaws from Central and South America, coatimundis and cavys from Central and South America, and kinkajous from South America. Throughout the display, families will enjoy learning interesting facts about each animal.
Families will also have the opportunity to meet Bixby and Treetop in person for autographs and photos following the performance. Bixby’s meet and greet will be held in the GSU Center lobby and is open to children and families alike.
“It is our primary focus to bring to life the story of the ongoing destruction and deforestation of the rainforest,” says Barry DeVoll, executive producer and director of Blue Trunk Educational Series, creator of Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue. “Many people aren’t aware that we lose almost 46 million acres a year. Our goal is to merge education and entertainment.”