UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
WACO -- Some elementary students in Waco got their very own safari in Central Texas. The students got to get up close and personal with some wild animals from around the world.
Of course, the most exciting animals were the snakes and porcupines.
However, teachers were especially excited to find the school still buying into these programs despite budget concerns.
"It's encouraging to us to know that we still, I guess, have money aside to bring in people because they have to be paid. So, just knowing that we have budgets to do that," said one teacher, Hannah Williams. "Obviously it'd be nice to continue to do that instead of letting go teachers."
Williams says programs like this are important because they help information stick with the kids.