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WMCO Weekend’s Furry Finale


The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s educational program “Animal Encounters” concluded WMCO Weekend’s 10th year.

Animal Encounters attracted the largest and widest variety of attendees during the three-day event. Approximately 200 people gathered in Muskingum’s John Glenn Gym March 25 to observe a diverse presentation of animals from across the globe. Calvin and Whitney from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium led the presentation.

Calvin, from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium shows off Bonita the armadillo to attendees.

Some of the animals introduced during the event were crowd-favorite Wahoo, an African black-footed penguin, George, an Eastern grey kangaroo, and Bonita, a three-banded armadillo.

All food and monetary donations received at the event were donated to three charities: The American Red Cross, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter, and Operation Feed.

You can view more pictures of this event as well as other WMCO Weekend events at Facebook.com/orbit907news.

WMCO Weekend Photos


Check out our Facebook page for photos from the 8th annual WMCO Weekend! We raised $670.00 and 139 pounds of food for local charities – The American Red Cross, Muskingum County Animal Shelter, and Operation Feed. Partial proceeds from Thursday’s “Shave to Save” also benefit CancerCare. Check out the Monday, March 30th edition of The Black & Magenta for more details and photos.

WMCO Weekend photo album on Facebook.