FOX 4 checks in on Rally Mantis Jr. at Lakeside Nature Center

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- FOX 4's Rob Collins went to check in on a Kansas City favorite on Thursday and found him to be doing well.

Rally Mantis Jr., was relocated to Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park at the beginning of September when the Royals didn't feel comfortable taking him on another road trip.

The average lifespan of a preying mantis is about one year.  Being in captivity at the nature center, Rally Mantis Jr., won't have to fight the colder weather that's right around the corner. He'll have the luxury of living with plenty of insects to eat. And hopefully, he'll attract more visitors to the center.

The Lakeside Nature Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On October 8, they will host an event called Magic in the Woods. During the event Mother Nature sprinkles the kids with fairy dust, which enables them to hear what the animals are saying. Watch the video above to learn more.


Magic Woods
Saturday, October 8th
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost $5.00 per person; kids 3 and under are free