February 12, 2016

Rare animals visit library during Animal Magic

Tim Barnum
Hunter Williamson of Au Gres, 11, leans back as Mark Rosenthal introduces him to a snake.
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Mark Rosenthal introduces his sloth, which is named Seven.
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A Giant African Crested Porcupine remains in its cage during the program.
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Mark Rosenthal holds a baby Giant African Crested Porcupine named Pinnochio.
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Mark Rosenthal lets his Giant Eurasian Eagle Owl Who nibble on a business card.
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Children watch as Mark Rosenthal tells them about a tarantula.
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Mark Rosenthal speaks about arachnids while holding a tarantula.

Children were able to get an up-close look at a tarantula, Giant Eurasian Eagle Owl, sloth and more rarely seen animals during Animal Magic at the Au Gres Community Library July 24. Animal handler Mark Rosenthal educated children about the animals during the program, which was part of the Iosco-Arenac District Library's Fizz, Boom, Read series.

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