PHOTO GALLERY: D&D Animal Sanctuary's open house shows off animals

Sunday, August 1, 2010 | 5:15 p.m. CDT
Olivia LaMonda tours the grounds of D&D Animal Sanctuary with her new friend Bubba, a potbellied pig, on August 1 during an open house event. When asked what noise Bubba made, Olivia pointed and proudly said "Woof!"

The animal sanctuary, 6000 N. Creasy Springs Road, held an open house event on Aug. 1, which allowed the public to see exotic and endangered animals up close.

D&D Animal Sanctuary volunteer Donnie Morison watches one of the sanctuary's several tigers as he relates facts about large carnivores to a small crowd gathered around the enclosure. The sanctuary held an open house event Aug. 1, giving members of the public a rare chance to see the many exotic and endangered animals in residence there up-close.
Robert Johnson petted many animals during his day at the D&D Animal Sanctuary open house, but he drew the line at volunteer Tara Tipton's ball python.
Rosie Koelling gets her face painted by Ryan Vincent during the D&D Animal Sanctuary open house on Aug. 1. "I want to be a turtle," Koelling said to Vincent. "A green snapping turtle!"
Emily Franke, left, and her friend Rachel Cullen pause during the D & D Animal Sanctuary open house to snap some photos of a passing tortoise. Franke's older brothers Mike and Bobby both volunteer at the sanctuary.

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