Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures Coming to Cape May Convention Hall Oct. 19-21

“You won’t see this anywhere else unless you hop on a plane to the Amazon or Southeast Asia,” says “Nature” Nick Jacinto, who has headlined with his animals in everything from backyard birthday parties, to swanky corporate events in the Big Apple, to appearances on national TV shows on CNN and Fox.

His show features a fast-paced act that intersperses dry humor and 7-10 exotic animals from all corners of the world. A crowd favorite is Tinkerbell, the diminutive 2-pound fennec fox who has performed mostly every show with Jacinto and has met various celebrities such as Hoda Kotb, Tracey Morgan and Uma Thurman. Other favorites include a rare Mata Mata Turtle and Giant Eurasian Eagle Owl. In addition, you can expect snakes, turtles, alligators, raptors and exotic birds. The show is filled with lots of laughs for the kids as well as for mom and dad. Recent additions to his menagerie include an Endangered Chilean Flamingo and a Blue Crowned Pigeon (the largest pigeon species on Earth).

Jacinto encourages his guests to join him in handling the animals while he surprises and educates them. “Once a child hugs a fox or has an owl perched on their arm, their life is changed forever,” Jacinto said. “Many prospective clients call and tell me they want something different for their event. Or they may be looking for entertainment that will break the ice at the company holiday party,” says Jacinto. His shows are professional, entertaining and of course, unique.

Nature Nick will be performing three shows daily as part of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Fall Festival. Convention Hall will host vendors of all sorts from arts and craft, outdoor gear, binoculars and spotting scopes, and nature tour companies from around the world. A silent auction will close on Sunday at 12 noon. Monarch Butterfly tagging demonstrations will take place Saturday and Sunday at noon, and a sand-sculpting demonstration will take place on Sunday at 10 a.m. To top it all off, free face painting will be available for the kids on Saturday and Sunday.

Convention Hall hours are:

Friday, Oct. 19, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory at (609) 246-3581.