The Little Zoo March 2013
We arranged another visit from The Little Zoo this week. Gary brought along a selection of their wild animals, including a python, a tarantula, a hedgehog, a meerkat, lizard and a kinkajou.
The children had great fun (as did the staff...) and we all learnt about the different animals.
Holding the snake
The teeny hedgehog which was rather prickly. We were allowed to touch but not hold. We couldn't get over the tininess of its hands and nose :)
Lizard: the children were reluctant to touch at first but soon plucked up some courage! One child exclaimed "froggy" when it appeared!
Meerkat: "they wear clothes on telly" one child told us... Gary showed the staff his scar from a previous encounter with a meerkat - quite impressive. We could stroke this one, but not close to its head.
Tortiose - nicknamed tsunami for its amazing wee-ing ability. It gave a small demonstration, much to the delight of the children.
Ohhhh. The tarantula. Some of us high-fived with it. Others kept their distance. Some of the staff were Very Brave and held it <gulp>. It wasn't as bad as it could have been!
The cutest kinkajou in the world :) But also the liveliest. It wanted to play with everyone so Gary kept hold of it. It had a tickly tail and liked to eat...
Marshmallows! Straight from your mouth!
Or from your hand :)
We had a fantastic time. Gary is very knowledgeable and makes everyone feel safe with the animals. He's available for parties and other special events.