Assembly brings wild animals

An assembly at the Mancos school will be on Friday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. The kids will learn about outback adventures in Australia and New Zealand.

Wildlife Encounters, the group bringing the assembly, will showcase live animals and talk about their survival, natural history, geography, natural behaviors and conservation education. Grab your passport and come on an adventure to the Land Down Under.

Wildlife Encounters works with “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” and they are currently airing on “Animal Planet” promoting awareness and enthusiasm for wildlife conservation education, both at the grass roots community level and on a national scale.

Each presentation will feature live animal ambassadors from Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand. Animals in the show range from 5 - 8 animals from the following list. The list is subject to change due to individual state and federal laws and regulations.

Kangaroo or Wallaby

Salt Water Crocodile


Australian Snakes, Lizards and Skinks

Frilled Lizard

Lesser Flying Phalanger


Ringtail Possum

Spiny Anteater

Australian Bird of Prey


Australian Parrot