The Southwestern Herpetologists Society once had a beloved mascot, a gentle, beautiful Colombian tegu named Kodo. His dad, Grayson Kent, brought him to every meeting and event; in fact, Kodo attended more meetings and events than most of our SWHS members! He therefore was honored with a lifetime Society membership and bestowed his very own membership card. We were devastated when we lost Kodo in 2018 at a young age due to health issues. In his memory and honor, the Kent family created the Kodo Kare Fund which earmarks donations to the Society for medical care of incoming homeless reptiles into our adoption program in the Los Angeles area so they can get well and placed in a forever home. We love you Kodo!