Exotic Zoo brings crowd


The Russia branch of the Shelby County Libraries hosted the Exotic Zoo, traveling animals from Farmington, Mich., Friday, June 29, and were overwhelmed by the crowd who showed up for the program. Librarians said they expected about 50 people and three times that number arrived for see a silver fox, a baboon, a 20-foot-long python, a tarantula, a lynx and more. People were outside the library, looking through windows, because there was not enough room for them inside. Parents and children waited patiently for their turns to get up close and personal with the animals. Pictured above, zookeeper Ed Ross allows visitors to pet the 3-year-old red kangaroo. Below: Visitors are awed by a 2-month-old eagle-owl. At maturity, the bird will be 2 feet tall and have a 6 1/2-foot wingspan.

The Russia branch of the Shelby County Libraries hosted the Exotic Zoo, traveling animals from Farmington, Mich., Friday, June 29, and were overwhelmed by the crowd who showed up for the program. Librarians said they expected about 50 people and three times that number arrived for see a silver fox, a baboon, a 20-foot-long python, a tarantula, a lynx and more. People were outside the library, looking through windows, because there was not enough room for them inside. Parents and children waited patiently for their turns to get up close and personal with the animals. Pictured above, zookeeper Ed Ross allows visitors to pet the 3-year-old red kangaroo. Below: Visitors are awed by a 2-month-old eagle-owl. At maturity, the bird will be 2 feet tall and have a 6 1/2-foot wingspan.


Amy Chupp | Sidney Daily News

The Russia branch of the Shelby County Libraries hosted the Exotic Zoo, traveling animals from Farmington, Mich., Friday, June 29, and were overwhelmed by the crowd who showed up for the program. Librarians said they expected about 50 people and three times that number arrived for see a silver fox, a baboon, a 20-foot-long python, a tarantula, a lynx and more. People were outside the library, looking through windows, because there was not enough room for them inside. Parents and children waited patiently for their turns to get up close and personal with the animals. Pictured above, zookeeper Ed Ross allows visitors to pet the 3-year-old red kangaroo. Below: Visitors are awed by a 2-month-old eagle-owl. At maturity, the bird will be 2 feet tall and have a 6 1/2-foot wingspan.


Amy Chupp | Sidney Daily News

The Russia branch of the Shelby County Libraries hosted the Exotic Zoo, traveling animals from Farmington, Mich., Friday, June 29, and were overwhelmed by the crowd who showed up for the program. Librarians said they expected about 50 people and three times that number arrived for see a silver fox, a baboon, a 20-foot-long python, a tarantula, a lynx and more. People were outside the library, looking through windows, because there was not enough room for them inside. Parents and children waited patiently for their turns to get up close and personal with the animals. Pictured above, zookeeper Ed Ross allows visitors to pet the 3-year-old red kangaroo. Below: Visitors are awed by a 2-month-old eagle-owl. At maturity, the bird will be 2 feet tall and have a 6 1/2-foot wingspan.

The Russia branch of the Shelby County Libraries hosted the Exotic Zoo, traveling animals from Farmington, Mich., Friday, June 29, and were overwhelmed by the crowd who showed up for the program. Librarians said they expected about 50 people and three times that number arrived for see a silver fox, a baboon, a 20-foot-long python, a tarantula, a lynx and more. People were outside the library, looking through windows, because there was not enough room for them inside. Parents and children waited patiently for their turns to get up close and personal with the animals. Pictured above, zookeeper Ed Ross allows visitors to pet the 3-year-old red kangaroo. Below: Visitors are awed by a 2-month-old eagle-owl. At maturity, the bird will be 2 feet tall and have a 6 1/2-foot wingspan.

The Russia branch of the Shelby County Libraries hosted the Exotic Zoo, traveling animals from Farmington, Mich., Friday, June 29, and were overwhelmed by the crowd who showed up for the program. Librarians said they expected about 50 people and three times that number arrived for see a silver fox, a baboon, a 20-foot-long python, a tarantula, a lynx and more. People were outside the library, looking through windows, because there was not enough room for them inside. Parents and children waited patiently for their turns to get up close and personal with the animals. Pictured above, zookeeper Ed Ross allows visitors to pet the 3-year-old red kangaroo. Below: Visitors are awed by a 2-month-old eagle-owl. At maturity, the bird will be 2 feet tall and have a 6 1/2-foot wingspan.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/06/web1_Kangaroo.jpgThe Russia branch of the Shelby County Libraries hosted the Exotic Zoo, traveling animals from Farmington, Mich., Friday, June 29, and were overwhelmed by the crowd who showed up for the program. Librarians said they expected about 50 people and three times that number arrived for see a silver fox, a baboon, a 20-foot-long python, a tarantula, a lynx and more. People were outside the library, looking through windows, because there was not enough room for them inside. Parents and children waited patiently for their turns to get up close and personal with the animals. Pictured above, zookeeper Ed Ross allows visitors to pet the 3-year-old red kangaroo. Below: Visitors are awed by a 2-month-old eagle-owl. At maturity, the bird will be 2 feet tall and have a 6 1/2-foot wingspan. Amy Chupp | Sidney Daily News

The Russia branch of the Shelby County Libraries hosted the Exotic Zoo, traveling animals from Farmington, Mich., Friday, June 29, and were overwhelmed by the crowd who showed up for the program. Librarians said they expected about 50 people and three times that number arrived for see a silver fox, a baboon, a 20-foot-long python, a tarantula, a lynx and more. People were outside the library, looking through windows, because there was not enough room for them inside. Parents and children waited patiently for their turns to get up close and personal with the animals. Pictured above, zookeeper Ed Ross allows visitors to pet the 3-year-old red kangaroo. Below: Visitors are awed by a 2-month-old eagle-owl. At maturity, the bird will be 2 feet tall and have a 6 1/2-foot wingspan.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/06/web1_Owl.jpgThe Russia branch of the Shelby County Libraries hosted the Exotic Zoo, traveling animals from Farmington, Mich., Friday, June 29, and were overwhelmed by the crowd who showed up for the program. Librarians said they expected about 50 people and three times that number arrived for see a silver fox, a baboon, a 20-foot-long python, a tarantula, a lynx and more. People were outside the library, looking through windows, because there was not enough room for them inside. Parents and children waited patiently for their turns to get up close and personal with the animals. Pictured above, zookeeper Ed Ross allows visitors to pet the 3-year-old red kangaroo. Below: Visitors are awed by a 2-month-old eagle-owl. At maturity, the bird will be 2 feet tall and have a 6 1/2-foot wingspan. Amy Chupp | Sidney Daily News