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      Jungle animals attack KHQA

      If you've never been face to face with a jungle cat, here is your opportunity.

      Jungle Safari is at the Quincy Mall the next few days with a free traveling zoo and petting zoo.

      You'll be able to see a black leopard, ring tail lemurs, capuchin monkeys, a white tiger and more.

      As far as the petting zoo, you and your kids can interact with goats, cows, llamas, and even ride a pony or camel.

      We asked the organizers why it's important to keep animals in captivity.

      Robert Engesser with Jungle Safari told us the lion cub in this exhibit is a black mane lion, and they no longer exist in the wild.

      "Unfortunately, the ones we have in captivity won't be going back to the wild. They are born and raised in captivity for the purpose of captive bred wildlife. So we need to be ambassadors for these animals, and host them as best as we possibly can while in captivity and this is one of the ways we do it," Engesser said.

      You can also watch the animals interact with the crew of KHQA This Morning at our website by clicking here.

      If you want to check out the zoo for yourself, head to the Quincy Mall Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      The zoo is free, but there is a charge to take your picture with or feed some of the animals as well as to look at the white tiger.