SIX YEARS AND COUNT­ING:

Boa Keep­ers Philip­pines reaches another mile­stone

Animal Scene - - ANIMALS ON THE SCENE - Text by JING OLIVEROS Pho­tos by JEF­FREY C. LIM

Staged an­nu­ally at Vic­tory Mall, Mon­u­mento, Boa Keep­ers Philip­pines (BKP) cel­e­brated their sixth year of show­cas­ing var­i­ous ex­otic an­i­mals and pro­mot­ing re­spon­si­ble an­i­mal keep­ing. De­spite the gloomy and rainy weather, a lot of en­thu­si­asts at­tended the event.

It was an ex­cit­ing and fun-filled af­fair, es­pe­cially for fam­i­lies who chose to cel­e­brate Fa­ther’s Day by join­ing the event. Fa­thers re­ceived free raf­fle tick­ets and prizes.

Con­tests gave the hob­by­ists an op­por­tu­nity to show­case var­i­ous rep­tiles, such as Ball Pythons, Igua­nas, Leop­ard Geckos, and Bearded Drag­ons. BKP con­tin­ues to evolve as more groups join them to share ex­otic crea­tures. They aim to pro­mote the le­gal­iza­tion of an­i­mal keep­ing, with help from the De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal and Nat­u­ral Re­sources (DENR-NCR).

The event was made pos­si­ble with the help of ex­hibitors: Zoomed PH, Congo Char­lie, PC Ex­otics, Ma­jes­tic Balls, Rodeo Club PH, Geizcrylics, Guinea Pig Lovers, Ma­jes­tic Wings, Philip­pine Ham­ster Own­ers So­ci­ety, Ex­otic Feed­ers PH, Philip­pine Arach­nid Club (PAC), Rep­tilesky Per­cell Pets Zone, Leop­ard Gecko Junkies, Digipets, DENRNCR, and MYT’S Cloth­ing.

The oc­ca­sion pro­vided op­por­tu­ni­ties to meet and min­gle among new groups and par­tic­i­pants. BKP prom­ises to be big­ger and stronger with more groups, with new ex­otic an­i­mals to show­case in the com­ing years.

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