Forrest Tyler Fanning, June 6, 1985–March 1, 2020

Mar 6, 2020
by Editor in Chief

Facebook - Forrest Tyler Fanning passed away suddenly on March 1, 2020 in his home after a long battle with illness. We are devastated at the loss of an incredible husband, father, and friend. Forrest’s family wants to assure everyone that Forrest’s legacy will live on and his zoo dreams will become a reality.

Forrest and his wife Desiree founded and ran Reptek and Cold Blooded Cafe. He was vice president of Dragonwood Wildlife Conservancy and co-founder of The Abronia Alliance.

Services and celebration of Forrest’s life will be held Saturday March 7th at the American Legion at 818 East Saint Patrick Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701.

A memorial service will also be held at the Tinley Park North American Reptile Breeders Conference taking place March 14th-15th, 2020.

Donations can be sent to the family at:

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