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Fauna

570 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 877-2473
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Store Hours:
Monday - Thursday12:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday-Saturday11:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday11:00am - 7:00pm



New York City is known for many things, from worldly cuisines to spectacular plays on Broadway. But did you know, nestled in the heart of Manhattans Upper Westside lays an exotic wonderland? Fauna.

Fauna first opened its doors in 2009 with the tagline: "Redefining pets". Owner Daniel Kopulos grew up in Nashville, TN where nearby forests and farms fueled his passion for nature. After beginning work in a local pet shop, Daniel's passion rapidly grew for exotic birds. Fast-forward through college, Daniel worked as a Zoo Keeper at the Nashville Zoo and after graduating, accepted a position as a lead veterinary tech at one of Nashville's most prestigious veterinary practices.



When the opportunity to move to NYC arose, Daniel pursued it and Fauna was born. Walking into Fauna, it is all but impossible to stop and listen. The sounds of city traffic melt and transform into the Dart Frog calls, or Butters the Hyacinth Macaw making sure you know he is there.

The crew at Fauna pride themselves on only selling the highest quality pet products and all captive bred animals. You can find the whole line of reptile, aquarium, and avian products by Zoo Med along with many of the live feeders your pet desires.



Next to supplying you with a variety of products and services for your pets, Fauna is an educational hot spot for all. They offer a bundle of programs for all ages. Children’s story time happens twice a week where you are given the opportunity to interact with an animal related to the story, or for the older bunch: birthday parties, afterschool programs, and even a junior herpetology club. For adults, Fauna hosts various lectures on animal care, conservation, and animal behavior.

Fauna represents the evolution of the ‘pet store’. As Fauna continues to mature, Daniel’s connection with wildlife conservation grows as well. In early 2012, Daniel spent a month in Guatemala continuing the work started the previous year with endangered Scarlet Macaws, Mesoamerican River Turtles, and Jaguars. With the help of friends and customers, they were able to set up a small medical laboratory to improve the work the team was currently doing in the jungle.



Fauna has truly lived up to their tagline, Redefining pets, by changing the way their customers relate to the exotic pets they choose to share their homes with. Daniel and the staff at Fauna are committed to bridging the gap between the pet owner and environmental conservation by being examples of how the two can work as one.

© 2016 Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc.
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