Chehaw hosts educational program activities

Kangaroos at Chehaw
Sophia Nestor, a Chehaw intern from Scotland
Sophia Nestor, a Chehaw intern from Scotland
Jayme Jones, Education Specialist
Jayme Jones, Education Specialist
One of the rhinos you can feed on weekends
One of the rhinos you can feed on weekends

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Visiting Chehaw Park Zoo is a fun way to learn about exotic animals and those native to Georgia.

“When you take out a bird like this it’s so small that people’s first instinct is ‘aww’ and they think it’s a baby but it’s actually fully grown. I think Clark is around. 9 years now, ”said Jayme Jones, education specialist.

Clark the Owl is just one of the many animals you can meet and discover at Chehaw Park’s Kids Cup program on Friday mornings.

“There’s a different theme each time and we usually start by reading a book and then we’ll go into a trade and even take a trip to the zoo,” Jones said.

At the zoo, you’ll see kangaroos, emus, and other exotic animals as well as species native to Georgia.

In addition to children’s programs, there are other educational opportunities for all ages.

“There are a lot of opportunities. As an intern this is the zoo, I do a lot of talking. I participate in the meerkat enrichment discussion, mainly on weekends. I can also help feed the rhinos. “said Sophia Jones, a Scottish intern.

Visitors also have the option of feeding rhinos and camels, as well as animals at their petting zoo.

Education programs are open to all ages in Chehaw. You can find out more about the park and the events being held by visiting their website here.

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