Zoolab in the Reception

Matthew from Zoolab talked to us about the different creatures he had brought with him. He began with a Giant African Snail. It has around 10,000 teeth! Some children who wanted to, were able to hold the snail in the palm of their hands.

The millipede crawled over hands with an almost tickly feeling. It does not have a thousand legs, but near to 200 when fully grown.

We saw a tarantula in its tank. This is a very delicate mini beast with its bones on the outside. The famous sting is no more than a quarter of the strength of a bee sting.

We handled a snake. We were surprised at how dry and warm it felt.

Matthew gave us lots of information and answered all our questions. It was great to see the children confidently handle the mini beasts and show such great interest in them.