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'Wild World of Animals' Wraps Up At Stonewall Resort

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On Saturday night, it was a "Wild World of Animals" at the Stonewall Resort, where hundreds of people got to meet lots of exotic guests.

The showcase, which has been featured on David Letterman and Good Morning America, began as a hobby for director Grant Kemmerer.

"Just a passion, a fascination that started off 25 years ago...just an interest in animals that started out as reptiles, and before I knew it, we were off into mountain lions and primates and everything in between," said Kemmerer.

He introduced the audience to more than a dozen of his "stars," including a coatimundi and binturong.

"And that's one of the main backbones of our show is that all animals are important," said Kemmerer.

Fans were very eager to meet them.

"My favorite part was the otter," said Emily Hoard of Braxton County.

"Did you see the monkey going crazy? That one was my favorite too," said Taylor Culp, who came all the way from Kentucky with her family.

"I liked the leopards. I saw them going in there," said Brooklyn Ratliff of Gilmer County.

Those at Stonewall said the show is a perfect match with what the resort has to offer its guests of all ages.

"As many know, Stonewall Resort is close to nature and far from ordinary, so we felt like this show fit right in with our mission here at the resort and gave children and parents the opportunity to see animals that they might not else see," said Samantha Norris of Stonewall Resort.

The show travels across the country. Visit the Wild World of Animals website for more information.

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