Creatures and critters of all shapes and sizes were the star attraction for residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Telford recently.
The highlight for the residents was undoubtedly the adorable six-month-old baby Meerkats Chiku and Aisha. They were also very popular with visiting pupils from Holmer Lake Primary School.
The residents and children also had the chance to see and learn all about African pygmy hedgehog Cookie, baby armadillo Woody, tiny corn snake Candy, tortoise Michelle and chameleon Rango.
Manager at the home, which provides residential care and dementia care, Sally-Ann Matts said: “Our residents absolutely loved to hold the animals and without a doubt were very taken with the beautiful baby Meerkats - their eyes just lit up when they saw them.”
Residents couldn’t contain their excitement and Rita Heap, who is 96 years old said: “It was brilliant – seeing the animals made my day.”
Erna Gurney, 94, added: “It was amazing, I loved the Meerkats – they were so cute.”
Joan Thompson, 91, concluded: “I learnt something new! Snakes aren’t slimy but are lovely and silky!”
Exotic Zoo is a not-for-profit mobile zoo and educational centre based in Telford.