Northwestern Biology Club to play host to petting zoo

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Northwestern Biology Club to play host to petting zoo

October 7, 2010

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Biology Club will play host to a petting zoo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 9, on the lawn on the north side of the Jesse Dunn Building.

Turtles and snakes are just a sampling of creatures that will be featured at the event. A rabbit, chinchilla and a parrot also will be on display.
“There’s a possibility of having a ferret, a pot belly pig and a pygmy goat,” said Valerie Low, Biology Club president and senior biology major from Pawnee.

This is the second time the group has sponsored the petting zoo. The first event took place during the Spring 2010 semester.

The petting zoo is free and open to the public. However, donations are welcome. Monies will help fund an educational trip that Biology Club members hope to schedule later in the semester. Low said club members visited the Oklahoma City Zoo last year. The group of about 15 students is planning to return to the zoo, take a camping trip or possibly visit Arbuckle Wilderness near Davis this semester.

As an added attraction to Saturday’s petting zoo, Northwestern’s Museum of Natural History, on the second floor of Jesse Dunn, will be open to visitors.

Anyone needing more information can contact Low at (918) 399-9610.

This year’s Biology Club officers are Brandi Cunningham, vice president, freshman pre-med major from Alva; Francis Martinez, secretary, senior biology major from Alva; and Rebecca Fenton, treasurer, senior pre-med major from Alva.