A Sanctuary Care home in Old Basingstoke has taken a walk on the wild side when a collection of reptile guests dropped by for a visit.
Residents at Basingfield Court Residential Care Home in Huish Lane, Old Basing welcomed visitors of the leaping, eight-legged and scaled variety, when creatures from Zoolab came through the doors for an animal show.
The main highlight for all attending animal enthusiasts was the close encounter of the exotic creatures. Residents and the team got up close and personal with millipedes, snails, snakes and many more fascinating creatures and critters.
A Zoolab ranger was on hand throughout the interactive show to answer any of the audience’s questions while passing around the wild visitors for residents to hold and stroke.
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Julia Pattenden said: “The thought of holding a snake or giant snail is slightly nerve-racking and some of the residents were a little nervous but when the critters got closer everyone became very curious and couldn’t wait to have a stroke.”
Zoolab specialises in interactive animal shows, with their team of 20 educational rangers even providing curriculum-based workshops.