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John Ball traveling zoo stops in Alpine Township
John Ball traveling zoo stops in Alpine Township

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The John Ball traveling zoo will make a stop at the Alpine Township Library Wednesday, July 24.

The traveling zoo usually consists of three animals.  Zookeeper Education Specialist Melinda Robinett says a ferret, owl and snake are expected to make the trip to the library as part of its “Dig Into Reading” summer program, but that could change depending on the animals’ temperament and availability the day of the trip.

The John Ball travelling zoo began about 12 years ago. Each year, the John Ball traveling zoo makes about 200 trips to libraries, schools and organizations as far away as White Cloud, to educate children about wildlife. The traveling zoo will arrive at the Alpine Township Library at 6:30 p.m.