on Mar 13, 2013 04:32 PM • Views 3397

Wildlife Commission staff will have the Sensory Safari, the mobile aquarium, the laser shot simulator and free copies of Wildlife in North Carolina at the 5th Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo this weekend.

Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

WILMINGTON, N.C. (March 13, 2013) — A laser shot simulator, twin 300-gallon aquaria and a 22-foot trailer filled with animal mounts, skulls and pelts will be on display at the 5th Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, courtesy of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

The Commission will be one of more than 140 exhibitors at this year’s expo, which will be held March 15-17 in downtown Wilmington at the Wilmington Convention Center.

The mobile aquarium, a staple at many fishing and hunting events, will feature a selection of both warmwater and coldwater fishes found in North Carolina’s waters. The Sensory Safari, a kid-friendly wildlife exhibit-on-wheels, will give expo visitors the chance to learn about North Carolina’s wildlife by listening to the sounds of birds, seeing animal mounts and handling pelts and skulls of some common North Carolina mammals.

Back by popular demand this year isthe laser shot simulator, which will be located inside the convention center. Participants will practice their shooting skills using a 12-foot projection screen and an assortment of shooting games. 

In addition to the exhibits, Commission staff will participate in the “Kids Gone Wild” academic workshops on Friday and give away educational materials, including free copies of Wildlife in North Carolina, the agency's flagship publication, all weekend. 

Visit the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo website for expo times, admission prices and up-to-date information, including a list of all displays, demonstrations andexhibits.