Penelope joined our education ambassador team when her previous home could no longer support her. She was passed around to a few different homes before finding permanent residence at Wildlife Images. Unfortunately, some people don’t realize how important it is to have a proper diet and habitat when keeping captive reptiles. Penelope has developed metabolic bone disease due to improper care. This disease makes her incredibly fragile, meaning we do not handle her for encounters. She is a great ambassador because she can teach people how important it is to properly care for reptiles and maybe even help them decide if they can actually make the commitment to such a high maintenance animal.