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People, Places & Events
Jungle encounter at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake
By Robyn Wheeler
Monitor Staff Writer

SEVEN POINTS–Jungle Jim’s Wild Encounters owner Jim Klinger brought his creepy and slimy friends to The Library at Cedar Creek Lake June 26.
Klinger, a graduate of Ball State University, lives on a two-acre sheep ranch, in Joshua, and has been collecting bugs and insects since childhood.
He began Jungle Jim’s Wild Encounters in 2001 and is now one of Texas’ largest traveling museums displaying live and preserved specimens.

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Jungle Jim's Wild Encounters owner Jim Klinger holds the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest millipede. It is 15.2 inches long, 2.6 inches in diameter and has 256 legs.

More than 100 children, including several day care centers, showed up to see Klingers extraordinary collection of venomous and non-venomous species.
“I have amphibians, reptiles and arthropods today,” Klinger said, “and many of the preserved specimens have been extinct for some time now due to habitat destruction.”

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