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Tulsa Zoo Mega Munchers

Our planet would be one dirty place without the insects that clean up the leftovers nobody else wants. It's one of the many opportunities for wildlife
discoveries kids have at the Tulsa Zoo this summer. The News On 6’s Rick Wells followed a class of 5 and 6-year-olds on Tuesday, he reports they were learning about the Mega Munchers, and more.

“Insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies," Tulsa Zoo Keeper Aaron Goodwin said.

Zoo Keeper Aaron Goodwin is talking to a group of 5 and 6-year-olds about beetles.

"These are called Hercules beetles," Goodwin said.

The ones with the horns are the males, and sometimes they are called rhinoceros beetles. Goodwin says they are the biggest beetles in our state, but not the only ones.

"There's a lot of different kinds of beetles,” he said. “They live in all different kinds of environments, they live in water, they live in trees, they live underground in some places."

After their beetle education the kids headed over to the Wings of Wonder exhibit to learn more about butterflies.

The Tulsa Zoo offers lots of classes and learning opportunities for kids of all ages throughout the summer. For a list of classes and workshops at the zoo, click here.

Watch the video: Bug Education At The Zoo
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