Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Harry Peachey Curator Columbus Zoo Ohio

Bats, black cats and spiders -- what a frightening menagerie! Or so many legends suggest, particularly at Halloween. Countless stories and movies paint those and other myth-encrusted creatures as omens of bad luck.
Not so, according to HARRY PEACHEY, who has worked at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for 28 years. He serves as curator of the Mainland Asia region, with its exhibits of flying foxes (giant fruit bats), golden-mantled bats and a variety of felines. "Kids should understand that spiders, bats and cats all have a positive role to play," PEACHEY said, "and most of the negative things that people think about those animals isn't true." Click to read more By Michael Grossberg THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH --Columbus Ohio