Nonie’s Animal Encounters


Get aboard Nonie’s Ark for a wildlife adventure

Local wildlife educator makes learning about wildlife a fun event Nonie Maines has loved wildlife as long as she can remember. Growing up in South Florida, Nonie’s step-father would bring home unwanted or abandoned exotic pets while working as a pool installer. Nonie and her mother would nurse the critters back to health and raise them. Learning about animal husbandry along the way, Nonie went on to get a summer job at the animal nursery at Busch Gardens right out...