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Pupils at St Martin's School in Northwood meet exotic furry friends
CHILDREN came face to face with an array of exotic creatures at a school in Northwood.
Animals including a raccoon, chameleon, wallaby, meerkat and snake, joined by baby barn owls and armadillos, were the centre of attention among pupils at St Martin's School.
The boys enjoyed close contact with the furry friends that would normally only be seen in the wild. Some pupils even got the opportunity to feed grapes to a greedy fruit bat.
They also learned about the animals' natural habitats, camouflage, food chains and endangered species.
It was an experience thoroughly enjoyed by both pupils and staff.
Year one pupil, Ethan, said: "It was so exciting because I've never seen some of those animals before."
Another year one pupil, Alim, said: "The meerkat climbed on my head, it was fantastic!" while Jenson, also in year one, added: "It was fun. I held a tree frog which was slippery and slimy."
The workshop, which took place at the Moor Park Road school on June 9, were led by Impeyan Animal Productions.
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