MU hosts ‘Purrassic Bark’ event

MU College of Veterinary Medicine holds open house for families and prospective students.

This is an image of a tractor pulling a family.

Families were transported by tractor from parking to the Veterinary Medicine facility to see what the open house had to offer.

This is an image of a volunteer painting a child's face.

Popcorn, snow cones, cookies, and face paint were all available to children for their entertainment.

  • This is an image of a boy looking at a snake.
    There were several animals there to greet kids and prospective students including snakes, bearded dragons, ferrets, rabbits, mice and even a couple rats.

Around 40 vendors were featured and many brought animals people could interact with. Some brought toys to help keep the animals interested.

  • This is an image of a boy petting a snake.
    Cub Creek Science Camp taught kids about their docile snake by allowing them to pet it. They also brought along a wallaby and turtle.
  • This is an image of a woman holding a bird of prey.
    The Raptor Rehabilitation Project showcased several raptors, or birds of prey, to help educate future students. The birds included a hawk, a turkey vulture and two different types of owls.
This is an image of a girl learning about raptors.

The project set up a display to help educate children about the raptors and their ecological and cultural importance.

  • This is an image of someone from the sheriff's department training a dog.
    Boone County Sheriff’s department showed off a dog from its K9 training program. The department’s staff conducts training for K9’s and handlers to mid-Missouri area law enforcement agencies.

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