From Emus to skunks, Josh Sparks is a pretty big fan of animals

From Emus to skunks, Josh Sparks is a pretty big fan of animals

Josh Sparks grew up around animals, but not in the way most of us did.

His father, Dave Sparks, founded Sparks Ark - an animal rehabilitation center. And since he was a teenager, Josh Sparks has been helping him out. These days, Josh runs the family business.

He cares for some 200 animals and is called on to take care of nuisance animals - like raccoons, skunks and squirrels. He also takes his exotic animals on the road for kids' birthday parties or demonstrations at the Children's Museum and Theater of Maine.

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