A Sanctuary Care home in Bridgewater has taken a walk on the wild side when a collection of reptile guests drop by for a visit.
Residents at The Rosary Nursing Home welcomed visitors of the leaping, eight-legged and scaled variety, when creatures from Zoolab come through the doors for an animal show.
Interactive animal show
All attending animal enthusiasts enjoyed their close encounter with exotic creatures with residents getting up close and personal with tree frogs, tarantulas, snakes and many more fascinating creatures and critters.
Zoolab’s ranger, Russ Copsey, was on hand throughout the interactive animal show to answer all questions while passing around the wild visitors for residents to hold and stroke.
Russ Copsey, said: “The Rosary Care Home has a fantastic array of characters – one of my favourites was Ken Wilson, he was a mind full of information and facts. I cannot wait to come back!”
An enjoyable day
All residents had a fantastic day with Zoolab and the animals. John Sellick, said: “I had a really enjoyable day– I found the snake most interesting”, with Ken Wilson, adding: “I had such an interesting day! I really enjoyed holding the millipede and found the information about the giant snail truly fascinating.”
The home’s manager Lyn Taylor said: “Snakes, tarantulas and cockroaches aren’t visitors we usually expect, so mad a lovely change for the residents.”
Zoolab specialises in interactive animal shows, with their team of 20 educational rangers even providing curriculum-based workshops.