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Durant girls sell lemonade to help endangered animal

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These three girls are raising money at their Durant lemonade stand to help save an endangered animal. (KTEN) These three girls are raising money at their Durant lemonade stand to help save an endangered animal. (KTEN)
The endangered pangolin resembles an armadillo. (David Brossard/CA-BY-SA-2.0) The endangered pangolin resembles an armadillo. (David Brossard/CA-BY-SA-2.0)

DURANT, Okla. -- On this sizzling Friday marking the first official day of summer, a nice cool drink is the perfect remedy.

Braylee, Kadee and Daveny have you covered with their lemonade stand at 126 North 3rd Avenue in Durant, but the cash they're collecting isn't for candy or clothes.

"We're donating it to Africa to help the pangolins," Kadee explained. "It's like an armadillo!"

"It's like an anteater slash armadillo," Braylee clarified

Native to Africa, the pangolin is a prehistoric-looking endangered animal more valuable than ivory.

So why the pangolin?

"I want to be a vet when I grow up, and I just want to help all of them," Kadee said.

In fact, Kadee and her friends want to help all endangered animals. They've even started their own club.

"She started a club called Save the Wild, so we've been trying to save the animals, and that's how we started this stuff," Braylee said.

The girls have already raised hundreds of dollars, and plan to send the funds to an animal rescue group. Their work has inspired many others in Texoma.

"I feel like it's the younger generations getting involved," Shanna Johnson said. "Instead of them being stuck on the phone or in the digital world, get out there, experience, get your hands dirty, do something that's going to make a difference."

And these three aren't stopping with just one animal; they're already talking about the next species to benefit from their generosity.

"A black panther!" Kaydee suggested.

"Or a white tiger, maybe," Daveney said.

And that's how three young girls with a simple idea and a sweet drink can make an impact on the world we share.

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