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Princess Katie the rat and Colin the corn snake were among a group of animals who visited children at a Huntingdon nursery for a hands-on learning experience.

Children had a chance to get up close and personal with animals ranging from a millipede to a gecko, during the event thanks to ZooLab, which specialises in interactive learning with children and adults.

Princess Katie the rat meets children

Princess Katie the rat meets children

Honey the Gecko from ZooLab during a visit to Teddy Bears Nursery at CRC Huntingdon

Honey the Gecko from ZooLab during a visit to Teddy Bears Nursery at CRC Huntingdon

Teddy Bear Nursery, on the Huntingdon campus of Cambridge Regional College, welcomed Jarvis the cockroach, Honey the Gecko, Phantom the tarantula, Princess Katie the rat and Morris the millipede.

Chris Knowles, of ZooLab, said: “We visit people of all ages across the country to help them learn about animals while having fun in a way that ties in with the national curriculum.”

Colin the corn snake meets children during the ZooLab visit

Colin the corn snake meets children during the ZooLab visit

Pam Burton, Head of Teddy Bear Nursery, said: “This annual event in our calendar really helps grow children’s confidence in an enjoyable way while also learning lots of interesting facts about animals.

“Watching the children’s faces light up while they are allowed to get this close to tiny creatures is great to see.

Morris Millipede meets children at teddy Bears Nursery

Morris Millipede meets children at teddy Bears Nursery

ZooLab has been established for 20 years delivering educational experiences across all subjects.

They tour schools for educational visits, deliver training sessions and client events and also visit care homes and hospice settings.

Princess Katie the rat during a ZooLab visit to Teddy Bears Nursery at CRC Huntingdon

Princess Katie the rat during a ZooLab visit to Teddy Bears Nursery at CRC Huntingdon

A spokesman for ZooLab said: “We harness the power of animal therapy to make people’s lives better in measurable ways, sometimes in the most difficult circumstances.”

Honey the Gecko meets children

Honey the Gecko meets children

Jarvis the cockroach meets children at Teddy Bears Nursery

Jarvis the cockroach meets children at Teddy Bears Nursery

 

Colin the corn snake at Teddy Bears Nursery

Colin the corn snake at Teddy Bears Nursery

Chris Knowles of ZooLab with Jarvis the cockroach

Chris Knowles of ZooLab with Jarvis the cockroach

 

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