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Wildlife takes center stage

The children of the Summer Reading Program went wild for Zooniversity Tuesday as Allison Blankenship educated them on exotic animals.
Blankenship, owner and wildlife educator, brought six animals with different movement styles to present the show “Animal Locomotion” to more than 200 grade-schoolers at the Ennis Public Library.

She said she has been teaching the children of Ennis about exotic animals for about six years. She founded Zooniversity, dubbed ‘The teaching zoo that comes to you,’ in 2001 and has since performed over 700 shows. Proceeds from the shows enable Blankenship to cover expenses incurred by Zooniversity as they rescue wild and exotic animals. They currently have more than 50 species. The animals often come to Blankenship as injured wildlife, abandoned pets or rescues from deplorable captive conditions.

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