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Brynn Dejohgh meets Nala, a Sahara spiny-tailed lizard.
Sarasota Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014 7 years ago

Kids go wild at Zoo Camp

by: Harriet Sokmensuer Community Editor

Children at Sarasota Jungle Gardens’ Zoo Camp learned about African animals July 2. The week-long program’s theme was “Animals Around the World” and had campers taking part in arts and crafts as well as meeting exotic animals.

Taylor Vukoder, 11

What’s your favorite part of camp?
I definitely love holding all the animals. I love the birds, especially the macaws.

What’s one thing you’ve learned at camp?
How to tell the different species of snakes apart; you can tell by their eyes and the shape of their face if they are poisonous or not.

What are you looking forward to at camp?
On Friday we are doing a newscast with the animals. Reporters will be informing our parents of what we’ve learned. I think I’m going to be a news reporter.

What do you think of Zoo Camp?
It’s fantastic! It’s definitely a really great learning experience. I really like it because I want to be a zookeeper when I grow up.


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