CRITTERS GALORE AT LIBRARY
Visitors at Harvey Public Library took a walk on the wild side during a visit from some Australian animals.
Kendall Pickering from West Oz Wildlife taught guests fun facts about some of the country’s most iconic animals.
Harvey principal librarian Ruth Campbell-Hicks said the audience of children, parents and grandparents was completely captivated.
“More than 40 children enjoyed seeing, hearing about and stroking an eight-year-old koala at Harvey Library last week,” Mrs Campbell-Hicks said.
“After learning, amongst a lot of other interesting information, that koalas have two thumbs, he was allowed to go back to sleep in his comfy box, and a Dingo was brought out for everyone to see.”
Despite the number of children, Mrs Campbell-Hicks said the animals were quiet and relaxed, and all the children were thrilled to meet them.
However, some of the staff got a shock when they met the last guest of the day.
“The final visitor of the day was a large and slippery snake,” Mrs Campbell-Hicks said.
Kendall Pickering teaches the children some funs facts about koalas.
Harvey librarians Arlene Abaquin and Salli Watt get up close and personal with a woma python.