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Have you ever experienced the smoothness of a sea turtle shell or the bumps on a Nile Crocodile's back? Jesse Rothacker will be providing lots of opportunity for hands-on fun.
Forgotten Friends will arrive at the library in style, driving their GMC Savana
service van, more affectionately known as the Super Green Turtle Machine.
In addition to the live animals in their show, they bring along many touchable items
that are on loan to them through the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
These items include real shells, eggs, and skins from many exotic reptiles.
The touch table will provide hands-on fun for all ages.
Forgotten Friends are licensed to transport exotic animals through the Pennsylvania
Department of Agriculture and permitted to exhibit native protected species
through the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. They use educational
materials on loan from the US Fish and Wildlife service, as well.
They have performed more than 1,000 animal shows for audiences of all ages.
Jesse Rothacker is the founder and president of Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, a founder and board member of the Lancaster Herpetological Society,
a featured animal expert on ABC 27's Good Day PA and BRC News 11,
and the Critter Correspondent for the Kids Cookie Break radio program on WJTL 90.3.
He is an animal professional who loves kids, families, and live events.
His program has been featured at the governor's mansion,
for the U.S. Congress, with Jay Leno, and many other venues both big and small.