Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Wantage have been walking on the wild side when a collection of exotic guests dropped by for a visit.
The team and residents at Wantage Nursing Home in Garston Lane welcomed visitors of the slithering, eight-legged and tailed variety, when creatures from Wild Science, an animal experience group, came through their doors.
Tarantulas, Royal Pythons and more
Brushing shoulders with the likes of Terri the Tarantula, Polly the Royal Python and Tilly the Thai Water Dragon, the animal enthusiasts enjoyed stroking and holding an array of exotic creatures.
While getting up close and personal, residents were also able to ask questions about the fascinating critters.
Interesting and beautiful animals
Wantage resident, Elizabeth Blewitt, said: “It was so lovely having the animals visit Wantage! The animals weren’t remotely frightening and I loved holding all of them, especially the snake!”
Fellow resident, Joan Harris, added: “Wild Science was very interesting, especially as we got to hold the unusual animals – they were all beautiful!”
The home’s activities assistant, Wendy Pill, concluded: “Animals, even reptiles, can make comforting companions and bring back wonderful memories and this is why our Sanctuary Care home is always inviting animal engagement activities, like Wild Science, through our doors.
“The residents had a wonderful time with all the animals and we are hugely grateful for Wild Science for pulling out all the stops!”
About Wild Science
Wild Science provides a wide range of fun and tactile animal experiences in London and South East England – from educational workshops to animal therapy.