Stick Insect

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Giant Jumping Stick Insect at animal school visit leeds

How did they get the name Stick insect? These insects are named for their interesting camouflage technique. They blend into woody plants where they feed. Stick insects even imitate twigs swaying in the wind by rocking back and forth as they move. However, the size is a lot different from a real twig as they… Read more »

Chinchilla

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Chinchillas were once on the list for endangered species as people used to hunt them for their fur. This is because their fur is hypoallergenic (means people who are allergic to fur can touch this type of fur) and thought to be the softest of all land animals. Nowadays hunting chinchillas is illegal and they… Read more »

Rex Rabbit

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Usually, females can have babies (kits) around twice per year. They normally give birth to around 2 baby chinchillas per litter. However, their litters can be as small as just 1 kit, or as large as 6 kits. Rabbits a perfect first pets, notoriously famous for their cuteness and instantly looking hugable. One of the… Read more »

Scorpion

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When we take our scorpion to schools, parties and other places we often get a lot of people feeling frightened right away but really there is no need to be. What does a scorpion look like? A scorpion is a small animal with two sharp pincers at the front of their body and a long… Read more »

Tarantula

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Tarantulas are nighttime hunters who will pounce on their prey. What do they look like? Take any old spider; you have the round body with 8 prickly legs coming out of it. Some may say the tarantula is a scarier version of a typical spider but if you look closely they won’t seem that spooky…. Read more »

Leopard Gecko

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What does a gecko look like? The Leopard gecko is small (reach approximately 8 to 10 inches in length, including their tails) and fast moving; their skin, covered in patches of dark spots giving them the illusion of a leopard. The Leopard gecko is one of the only geckos that have eyelids that can close… Read more »

Royal Python Snake

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What does a Royal Python look like? A royal python is averagely around 4.5 feet long. The snake is long with a soft belly and a broken back. Sox our royal python is long enough to slither over two people and sit comfortably across a full grown man’s shoulders. What animal class are they? The python… Read more »

Bearded Dragon 

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What does the Bearded Dragon look like? A bearded dragon looks a lot like a big lizard. With its rough textured scales flowing down it back; they have claws so that they can hang on to things. They also have a scaly beard (hint: that’s how they got the name Bearded Dragon). The bearded dragon is… Read more »

Giant African Snail

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Giant African Snail from Animal school visits Derbyshire

What does an African Snail look like? If you go to a local park or even your back garden you are bound to find some snails. Alike the African Snail has a light to dark brown shells with vertical stripes of a darker shade of brown on them. The body has two short tentacles and… Read more »

Pac Man Frogs

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packman frog

South American Horned Frog (Pacman Frog) The Pacman frog comes from South America. Spending most of their time in a humid environment among damp leaf litter (perfect for camouflaging themselves in). They live between 7 – 10 years. Pacman frogs are famous for their cartoon features but however cute they look any prey that walks… Read more »