Wolves, Butterflies And Alligators — See Non-4-H Animals At The Fair, Too

In addition to the wide array of 4-H animals on exhibit at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair — poultry, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, llamas, horses, rabbits, cats and dogs — there are some other interesting animals to enjoy and learn about.

KaChunga4Every day of the fair at 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., you can visit the Family Entertainment Center to watch in astonishment as Kachunga, a real American bushman, apprehends a ferocious man-eating reptile with his bare hands. Kachunga dismisses many misleading issues about the American Alligator, educating with real facts about the wild reptile.

DSCN6103Also every day of the fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., you can stop by the Jayco Family Fun Center to experience the Butterfly Encounter. There you can feed and enjoy hundreds of butterflies from six different species. Watch demonstrations on the life cycle of butter- flies and learn how to fix a broken butterfly wing.

photo 4Finally, the Wolf Pack Discovery Zone lets fairgoers get up close and personal with a wolf pack. You’ll see wolves of various ages and sizes and learn about their way of life. Hear Native American stories about the wolves and how they affected the Native American culture. This interactive experience will be available Monday (July 24) through closing day (Saturday, July 30). It’s open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with demonstrations each day on the west side of the fairgrounds between the Midway and Commercial Exhibit Building A.

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