Monday, November 24, 2014

One World Forsyth Series to Showcase Animals from Around the World

Zookeepers from the North Georgia Zoo will visit the Cumming Library to present “Animals Around the World” as part of the One World Forsyth cultural series sponsored by the Forsyth County Public Library and the FCPL Friends & Advocates on Monday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m.

A bushbaby (pictured above) 
is a type of primate native to Africa. 
The event will include a vast array of animals from the tropics to the desert, from reptiles to insects, mammals, and birds. Professional wildlife educators will explain where in the world certain animals live, what their natural habitat includes, what they eat, how their family groups are structured, and how they behave in their environment. 

Animals such as kangaroo, monkey, lemur, bushbaby, African Serval cat, hedgehog, python, parrot, alligator, tortoise and New Guinea Singing Dog will be presented during the event. Some of the animals will be available for up-close viewing and petting as well.

The library’s One World Forsyth series offers a fun and entertaining way for children, teens, and adults to widen their worldview by learning about geography, plant and animal life, different cultural traditions, celebrations, games, and even different foods from all around the world. One World Forsyth programs will be hosted each month at one of the four library branches on a rotating basis. 

“We launched the One World Forsyth series earlier this fall and have already presented programs for Native American Heritage Month and for the Hindu holiday of Diwali,” says Laura Bradley, Program Manager. “Our next events will include a celebration of Chinese New Year and a program for National Women’s History Month.”

All ages are welcome to attend “Animals Around the World,” but children and families will find the program especially entertaining. Participation is free and no registration is required.

For more information about this event or others in the One World Forsyth cultural series, please visit