New friends from the animal kingdom

All ages-oriented event celebrates young learners

Based on the smiles, “oohs” and “ahhs” that were emanating from the crowd of adults and children Monday morning at Heritage House, the decision to bring Larry “The Animal Guy” Battson to entertain for the first time was a good one.

Battson, an educator, founded Wildlife Educational Services Inc. in 1979, and travels all over the country doing animal shows; however, on Monday, he was in Shelbyville as part of the Early World of Learning’s Month of the Young Child activities.

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