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Animals take over the library

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Ruby Verber, 9. takes the opportunity to get friendly with a Shingle-back Lizard during Jamie and Kin’s Mobile Zoo visit to Warracknabeal’s Library on July 5.
Ruby Verber, 9. takes the opportunity to get friendly with a Shingle-back Lizard during Jamie and Kin’s Mobile Zoo visit to Warracknabeal’s Library on July 5.

WARRACKNABEAL’S library was overrun by wild creatures on July 5 when Jamie and Kim’s Mobile Zoo stopped in for a visit.

The library threw open their doors which saw a large crowd come along to take part in the unique presentation from the Ararat based company encouraging people to become involved in saving Australian wildlife.

Animals included two lizards, a snake, wombat, dingo, glider possum and a frog who the participants were able to get up close and personal with and make a new friend during the presentation.

“It is the first time the Warracknabeal Library has held such an event,” Librarian
Kelsea Wall said following the activity

It is a way of encouraging people, especially children, to learn about animals and how to use the library as a resource for research,” she said

The event was a resounding success with 52 people of all ages attending.

“It’s the biggest event we’ve held since the renovation,” Kelsea said.

“We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from people, specially parents.”

“People have posted photos to Facebook and flooded social media with stories about the day,” she said.

Jamie and Kim’s mobile zoo visits Kinders right through to aged-care facilities to share their love of Australian wild life and aims to help save the animals from
future extinction.