Native residents meet some furry associates throughout Zoofari animal present | Corporas Bay Herald

Copperas Cove Public Library hosts its first instructional exhibit on June 16 throughout its annual summer season studying program. Wild Issues Zoofari is again to introduce native residents to some new animals not featured in final yr’s exhibit. This yr, residents can select from three completely different packages. For the previous few years, solely two exhibits have been scheduled for every summer season program.

From the second the present began, youngsters and their households had been amused by the animals and realized about who they’re, the place they got here from and the way they lived.

Dylan McDaniel of Austin-based Wild Issues Zoofari launched the viewers to Ty, a 7-month-old black and white spider monkey from Central America. Ty hangs over McDaniel’s shoulders and does the remainder of the present.

“I have been working at Wild Issues Zoofari for the previous 4 years. Over the summer season, I’ve performed a number of exhibits on the library, in school, and at particular occasions, and I’ve even performed petting zoos,” McDaniel stated. “We love entertaining and educating others via these exhibits.”

Throughout the course, attendees additionally realized about extra animals, together with Tinkerbell, a 4-year-old desert fox discovered within the African Sahara desert, and Henry the chinchilla, discovered within the Andes mountains of South America.

McDaniel additionally launched Tinrek the hedgehog from Madagascar. Oz, a two-toed sloth hanging the other way up, thrilled the viewers.

Julie Battenfield attends Wild Issues Zoofari together with her mother Nikki. They each stated their favourite animal was Oz the sloth.

“We got here to their present final yr, and we’re planning to go to a few of the different exhibits that can happen this summer season,” Nikki stated.

The final animal everybody noticed – Rudy, a 7-month-old purple kangaroo – was hopping across the room.

On the finish of the exhibit, attendees had been allowed to pet some animals, together with Rudy, as they left the library.

Isabel and Marco Quintanilla took their youngsters to the present. Every baby stated they’d a favourite animal through the present: Ozzy the sloth, Henry the chinchilla and Rudy the kangaroo.

“It was an ideal present and an ideal studying expertise,” Marco stated.

Isabelle stated it was the household’s first time on the present.

In line with its web site, Wild Issues Zoofari, Inc has been selling consciousness of conservation and animal habits via schooling since 2010.

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