Lowell Stark and Don Stroble set up for the camel rides at Zoo To You event held by Jungle Zoo Island at Ohio University on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Lowell Stark and Don Stroble set up for the camel rides at Zoo To You event held by Jungle Zoo Island at Ohio University on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)

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On April 18, the University Program Council (UPC), a volunteer organization of Ohio students who bring activities to campus and the local area, put on the “Zoo to yOU” event held at SouthBeach.The Jungle Island Zoo company, who sponsored this event,  brought all kinds of animals such as a tortoise, kangaroos, goats, alpacas, a yak and of course the free camel rides which were the most popular attraction; with students waiting in a line at least 20 people long to experience climbing into a two-person saddle for a stroll around a fenced-in area on South Green. They also were selling carrots for $1 for anyone who wanted to feed the animals but most people decided to just rip some grass out of the ground and feed them that which the animals enjoyed just as much.This interesting event invited Bobcats to take advantage of a fun and unusual opportunity in the midst of one of the busiest and most stressful times of the academic year. Its not only a fun activity to attend but also a great stress reliever for students who are busy studying for their final exams.

A child holds his mother's hand as he examines the tortoise at the Zoo To You event on April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
A child holds his mother’s hand as he examines the tortoise at the Zoo To You event on April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Baby kangaroos at the Zoo To You Event on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Baby kangaroos at the Zoo To You Event on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Allision Osting gives Carl a kiss to feed him a carrot at the Zoo To You event at Ohio University on April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Allision Osting gives Carl a kiss to feed him a carrot at the Zoo To You event at Ohio University on April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Allision Osting brushes the hay off of Carl inside one of the pens at the Zoo To You event on April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Allision Osting brushes the hay off of Carl inside one of the pens at the Zoo To You event on April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Ophelia reaches her neck under the trailer to eat to the untouched at the Zoo To You event at Ohio University on April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Ophelia reaches her neck under the trailer to eat to the untouched at the Zoo To You event at Ohio University on April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Don Stroble talks to Gunner as he takes a rest at the Zoo To You Event on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Don Stroble talks to Gunner as he takes a rest at the Zoo To You Event on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
A yak at Zoo To You event held by Jungle Zoo Island at Ohio University on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
A yak at Zoo To You event held by Jungle Zoo Island at Ohio University on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Students crowd around the cages to pet the animals that were brought by the Jungle Island Zoo as apart of at Zoo To You event at Ohio University on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Students crowd around the cages to pet the animals that were brought by the Jungle Island Zoo as apart of at Zoo To You event at Ohio University on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Students at Ohio University enjoying the animals at Zoo To You event held by Jungle Zoo Island at Ohio University on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)
Students at Ohio University enjoying the animals at Zoo To You event held by Jungle Zoo Island at Ohio University on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Daniel Linhart/WOUB)