News ItemAnimals Draw Kids to Grapevine Library

Apr 7, 2010 – 

by Staff, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

About 50 children and 30 adults came to the Grapevine Public Library on Thursday evening for an up-close view of wildlife presented by Zooniversity.

In the hour-long presentation, wildlife biologist and Zooniversity founder Allison Blankenship showed the crowd “springtime” animals, including rabbits, prairie dogs, walking stick insects, snake and others, children’s librarian Leigh Burnham said.

Last week’s show was one of Blankenship’s periodic presentations at the library, which are “a big draw,” Burnham said.

“It’s always a great event, especially to the kids,” she said. “It’s always educational and entertaining to them.”

Zooniversity takes its shows throughout the state, to libraries, schools, churches, among other locations, and most of its animals, according to its Web site, were previously abandoned, rescued or injured.

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