Years 3-8 were delighted to welcome Jess and Hannah from Zoolab for the day on 19 May.
They brought a range of animals for the boys to handle and talked all about their adaptations. We learnt all sorts of amazing facts about how the animals have adapted to live in their natural environments. The boys enjoyed handling giant millipedes, a king python, a Madagascan hissing cockroach, a giant African land snail and two extremely sweet rats. The braver boys also got the chance to take a close look at a Chilean rose tarantula although fortunately it did not come out of its container for handling. The boys learnt it flicks tiny hairs when it feels threatened which can cause irritation if they enter the eye. We were quite happy to view it from a safe distance! It was a fantastic opportunity to get hands on with some remarkable animals and it certainly changed the boys’ perception of some potentially less popular creatures! Did you know that despite their reputation, rats are incredibly hygienic and clean themselves 20 times a day!