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February 20, 2003

Busch Gardens Animal Adventure Club coming to Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine's Exotic Animal Club has arranged for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay to bring their Animal Adventure Caravan to Purdue on Tuesday (Feb. 25).

Animal lovers can visit the caravan from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Purdue Armory. The caravan will bring a Serval, a small African cat; a baby Nile crocodile; a prehensile tailed porcupine; and a white cockatoo. Busch Garden zookeepers will be on hand to answer questions about these exotic animals.

Prior to the public event at the armory, Busch Gardens zookeepers and the animals will meet with Purdue students at the School of Veterinary Medicine.

For more information, call the School of Veterinary Medicine at (765) 494-6304.

CONTACT: Kevin Doerr, director of alumni relations and public affairs, (765) 494-6304,

Writer: Amy Patterson-Neubert, (765) 494-9723;

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Journalists can cover the closed session with the Animal Adventure Caravan at the School of Veterinary Medicine from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday (2/25). Busch Gardens zookeepers will talk to veterinary students about the animals and careers involving the care of exotic animals.

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