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Boise's Own Animal King: Corbin Maxey

Last updated August 25, 2020 by Totally Boise

Being a voice to reptiles and other animals, Corbin Maxey is easily one of the coolest and most interesting people in Idaho. What started as a fascination and love for pets at the young age of twelve has continued on a journey of rescuing exotic animals and educating people all over the United States.

While his animals’ location is not open to the public, Maxey does virtual shows, school events, and other public shows to raise awareness for animals. Maxey’s most recent Virtual Animal Encounters stems from the initiative to social distance, and just like animals, Maxey says, “we adapt.”

Dedicating his life to animals, Maxey currently owns 30 exotic animals.

A Boise State Biology alumnus, Maxey is proud to be recognized as an animal expert and television personality.

Totally Boise Got the Chance to Meet with a Few of Corbin’s Ambassadors:

Reggie and Nieko —Ball Pythons

Both Reggie and Nieko are 20 years old, with a life expectancy of 30 years in captivity. Reggie and Nieko were Maxey’s first set of snakes and the creatures that ignited his passion.

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Savy — Savannah Monitor

Savy may have been the cutest reptile Totally Boise got to meet. Savy has only been with Maxey for a little over a year, but he fits in perfectly! A Savannah Monitor has a 3 to 4 year-old intelligence and can grow up to 4 ft.

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Shere Khan — Albino Burmese Python

Shere Khan has met Jennifer Lopez. Now that we have that statement out of the way let’s talk about how fun Shere Khan was to meet! A Totally Boise favorite, Shere Khan slithered beautifully through the grass at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park while Maxey introduced him. The Albino Burmese Python is about 13 ft. long and has been with Maxey since 2003.

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Happy — Snapping Alligator Turtle

Happy the turtle isn’t just an ordinary turtle, he comes with a 1,000-pound bite. Happy has a life expectancy of 70 years old, and boy is Happy living his best life. Happy was recently featured on Maxey’s TikTok, which scored him a whopping 15 million views, talk about influencer status.

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Unnamed — Mexican Redknee Tarantula

Maxey shared a funny story with Totally Boise because while his wife was recently out of town and “unplugged” from social media for the weekend, Maxey rescued not one, but six tarantulas.

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Maxey educated Totally Boise that reptiles and exotic animals are not just short term pets, they have long life spans, require knowledge, medical care, proper environments, and maintenance. All of Maxey’s rescued animals and pets come with a big responsibility, and he knows that. For instance, his tarantula can live up to 30 years!

Turning Alligator Bites Into Educational Moments, That’s Corbin!

Recently, Maxey went on Instagram and shared with his viewers an incident with one of his alligators. Maxey goes on to explain that he was bit by one of his alligators. Without missing a beat, Maxey turned the incident into not only an educational lesson but one of responsibility. He reminded followers that he takes responsibility for the mishap, but animals such as his alligator come with complete focus and caution when handling them. This incident speaks volume to Maxey’s dedication and loyalty to saving animals and educating people.

National & Virtual Shows Appearances

Over the years, Maxey has appeared as a guest on several national TV shows. To name a few of the most popular, he’s appeared on The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Watch Corbin Virtual or Book Your Own Private Virtual Show!

The virtual shows that Maxey hosts not only educate children and adults about reptiles and other animals but also reach a bigger audience than before. You can watch Corbin Maxey on Animal Nights Live!, an animal late-night show, every Thursday night on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook at 8 pm MT.

With the help of his wife, Samantha, Maxey has rescued and continues to save many animals, focusing on educating the world about exotic animals.

Animals to the MAX

As if Maxey wasn’t already an interesting person. Maxey is currently host to one of the top nature podcasts on iTunes. Listen to Animals to the MAX for free and learn more about animals on any major podcasting platform.

Book Corbin Maxey for a virtual party or check out any of his social media platforms to learn more!

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