Unlike many larger Zoos; Tropiquaria occasionally takes in rescue animals. These animals may have been seized entering the country illegally, taken from owners on welfare grounds, or simply found after being abandoned. Whilst these animals are usually not of any conservation significance; they still receive the same care. We often display storyboard labels informing visitors of the background of the animal. This is an important educational tool in that it makes people aware of the difficulties of keeping exotic pets, the (usual) legality of importing them, and the specialist vetting care they need.