Oxbow Meadows hosts 15th Annual Reptile Festival

By: Leah Uko

COLUMBUS, GA (WLTZ) — Columbus State University’s Oxbow Meadows is bringing reptiles to the city for everyone to see and learn about this weekend.

Its 15th annual Reptile Festival will give families a close look at snakes, turtles and other reptiles.

Assistant Director, Jan Kent said the goal was to educate people about how reptiles contributed to the environment.

"We’re changing things up this year,” Kent told WLTZ First News anchor, Leah Uko. "We’re going to have a wildlife show, instead of a reptile show. So we’re going to have reptiles, of course, and birds and mammals such as an African porcupine and a baboon."

The money raised in the $5 fundraiser will go towards 20 percent of Oxbow Meadows’ funding. Children ages three and younger get in for free.

The festival lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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