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Places You’ll Go: Wildlife Center

By Erin Ng

Oct. 17, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Lola, the two-toed sloth, is one of the biggest attractions at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar. For the price of $75, a group of 1-4 people can interact with Lola in her habitat.

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Siberian lynxes, such as Boomer, are top predators in the Boreal Forest.

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Don't be fooled by their adorable little faces--the squirrel monkeys are among the most volatile creatures at the Wildlife Learning Center.

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The Wildlife Learning Center has a reptile room that exhibits various creatures such as snakes, tarantulas, lizards, and turtles.

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The Wildlife Learning Center is home to many rescued pets, such as this American alligator. California has a ban on private ownership of exotic animals such as non-domesticated felines, wolves, bears, reptiles, and non-human primates.

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The Wildlife Learning Center is home to several California desert tortoises who can live to 80 years old.

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The scarlet macaw is native to Northern South American and Central South America. They display colorful red, yellow, and blue feathers.

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UCLA alumnus and cofounder of Wildlife Learning Center David Rihero holds his office pet, a miniature owl.

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