Kids in Remsen get a visit from the Utica Zoomobile

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

REMSEN, N.Y. (WKTV) - The library became a wild kingdom of sorts on Tuesday as the Utica Zoomobile stopped by the Didymus Thomas Library in Remsen.

The Zoomobile's appearance dew in a big Spring Break crowd, with roughly 40 kids gathering to get a look at the animals brought to town, including stick bugs, hedge hogs, a boa constrictor and a duck, just to name a few.

Utica Zoo Educational Assistant Justin Horender says that vacations from the school are a great time to get the kids' attention. The visit served as both fun, and a innovative way to learn about the other creatures we share the planet with.

"They'll learn to appreciate nature a little more. They'll learn about conservation," Horender said. "It's really the amazing world they live in. Animals can teach us a lot of things. Us humans think we're all that. Animals can do so many things we can't. It's really important for us to understand."

The Utica Zoomobile travels as far west as Syracuse and as far east as Albany.

Spring Break fun continues at the zoo with a Zoo Camp taking place on Wednesday.

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