World of Wildlife Educational Encounters (WOWEE) is planning a day of fun with animals for the entire family Saturday, June 2 at Mike Barnard Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC in Newark off Route 31.

World of Wildlife Educational Encounters (WOWEE) is planning a day of fun with animals for the entire family Saturday, June 2 at Mike Barnard Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC in Newark off Route 31.

The Walworth-based wildlife organization will have an exotic animal display and a petting zoo from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for young and old alike to see and enjoy.

Headlining the event will be: Stevie, the alligator; Hugo, the Flemish giant rabbit; Tumbleweed, the prarie dog; Chomp, the Mata Mata turtle; Timmy the tortoise; Gracie the coatimundi; Zulu, the cotton-topped tamarin, and new to the line up-will be three-month-old Michael J, the silver fox and many others.

Sally Reaves, executive director of the organization, along with other WOWEE  members will be available to answer questions about the animals.

The petting zoo will feature pigmy goats, micro mini pigs, bunnies and more.

WOWEE will also be selling tee shirts other animal related items as well as hot dogs, chips, soda and scrumptious bake sale items to raise money for the organization.

In addition, Mike Barnard Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC will donate $500 to WOWEE as part of the Auto Group’s desire this year to help various local non-profit groups and charities.

It plans to give a total of $6,000 or $500 to every charity or non-profit that holds a fundraising event at the Newark dealership each month this year.

“We are so grateful to the Mike Barnard auto group for the generous donation it will make to WOWEE,’’ Reaves said. “The money will help us to continue our mission of educational outreach in the region.”

With help from WOWEE volunteers Reaves annually conducts educational programs with exotics and other animals for children in schools and at colleges and other locations and events throughout the Finger Lakes, the state and elsewhere.

Reaves, whose educational outreach has long transcended the Finger Lakes region, has appeared with her animals on such programs as NBC’s “Today Show” with Mutual of Omaha’s Emmy-award winning zoologist Jim Fowler and Jack Hanna, who appears with animals on various television programs.

A wildlife educator, Reaves’ long-standing goal is to teach children, at an early age, about how amazing animals are, and to value and protect them and the environment they live in.