That’s a Hissing cockroach from Madagascar that Reilly has put into the young man’s hand. The Far Rockaway Library hosted One World … Many Animals, an interactive live animal petting zoo program led by Jason Reilly of Green Meadows Farms, on Monday afternoon. Youngsters and adults got up close with animals from different parts of the world such as frogs, hermit crabs, bunnies, pee wee toads from South America, and fancy mice.
Lida, 9, makes the acquaintance of a Silky chicken, which originates in China.
Jason Reilly introduces Zaina, 2, to a tortoise.
Above: Reilly lets Peepers, who is expected to develop into a Muscovy duck which will sport a red mask around his eyes, meet some of the visitors to the library.
Right: Chris Baptiste, 10, makes friends with a Bearded Dragon which is native to Australia. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg