Meet Ebony, Onyx, and Soot
The 2019 - 2020 school year began with four new additions to our library learning commons at Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary.
Three black sister gerbils have come to stay and are being lovingly handled almost every day by devoted Grade 4 and 5 students at lunch and recess. I have never had gerbils so young before and I enjoy seeing the difference early socialization makes in the girls' temperaments.
After the passing of Waldo, one of the Blacklock families generously made a donation towards purchasing a new chameleon for the library. After a lot of searching, I found an amazing breeder, Monika, owner of Chameleons Galore, Victoria, BC. On September 15th, my husband and I eagerly met Monika at a reptile show in Abbotsford, BC and we left with a two-month old male panther chameleon.
Rango is steadily gaining weight and enjoys eating crickets and fruit fly larvae.
Like his gerbil sisters, Rango is handled almost every day (usually by the staff) and he is becoming very tame and agreeable around people. In a year, he should get his adult colours and he'll be red and yellow.
Welcome to the Blacklock family, Rango!