Wildlife wonder

Waking Sonic the African pygmy hedgehog from his nap, Jen Kotkin from Animal Embassy gave her young audience an education about the hedgehog’s lifestyle. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

AMENIA -— The doors to the Amenia Town Hall auditorium opened to a few members of the animal kingdom as Animal Embassy hosted an educational program for Amenia youngsters as part of the Amenia Free Library’s Summer Reading Program on Thursday, July 18. 

Beginning at 11 a.m., the program appealed to a large crowd of local children who were soon introduced to a scorpion, a red-eyed tree frog, a tortoise, an African pygmy hedgehog and a parrot. 

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