Handle with care

Mark, an animal handler with Mark’s Ark, handles a leopard tortoise during a program on June 5 at the Wakarusa Library. The program was part of the “Dig Into Reading” summer program. More than 60 children from preschool to fifth grade and 19 adults attended the event. Mark has over 20 years of professional animal care and handling experience encompassing management in retail pet stores in Indiana and Ohio and 10 years experience at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.