Programs that motivate children to go meeting rescue animals are important programs that can help children learn more about the many different types of wildlife that live in their region and beyond. The aim of the Meet the Animals programs around the country is to teach children about the wide diversity of life and how to respect the individual species.

This is done by allowing the children to have a first hand experience with the animal and see how it behaves. The Meet the Animals programs uses many native animals as well as exotic animals that come from various locations.