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Blank Park Zoo visits library

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Emily Parker holds up a Kenyan sand boa, one of the animals she let the public touch. The other animals she brought were a domestic rat, Mission golden-eyed tree frog, and giant African millipede. She said the kids seemed comfortable around all the animals, but some adults were turned off by the rat.
ANDY HALLMAN/Ledger photo Emily Parker holds up a Kenyan sand boa, one of the animals she let the public touch. The other animals she brought were a domestic rat, Mission golden-eyed tree frog, and giant African millipede. She said the kids seemed comfortable around all the animals, but some adults were turned off by the rat.
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Emily Parker, interactive educator at Blank Park Zoo, shows a group of more than 200 people exotic animals Tuesday afternoon at Fairfield Public Library. Children’s librarian Afton Pedrick said 155 kids and 91 adults attended, which she said was many more than attended last year’s program. Pedrick has been the children’s librarian since 2014, and has hosted Blank Park Zoo every year. “I think it’s our most popular program. A lot of people come out,” she said.