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Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Bolton School Year 4 girls had some interesting visitors from
Blackpool Zoo, coming face to face with a giant hissing cockroach,
a snake and a stick insect!
Russell from the Zoo came to talk to Year 4 about habitats and
adaptation. To the girls' delight he brought several animals from
the zoo with him to demonstrate what he was talking about. Sydney
the Giant Madagascan Hissing Cockroach was passed around the room
and the girls had the chance to look at his exo skeleton and to
hear him hiss as he came out of his tank!
Jimmy the royal python was well behaved, sticking his tongue out
to 'taste' what was in the room as the girls held him and got to
see his camouflage, on top and underneath. Jeremy the Thai Stick
Insect was very delicate and he moved very slowly on the girls'
hands when they had the chance to hold him.
Russell also brought some animal artefacts, such as a giraffe's
leg bone, a lion's skull and an enormous elephant's tooth which the
girls also had chance to handle, and lots of questions came from
All of Year 4 enjoyed the morning but the staff were relieved to
see the cockroaches travelling back to the zoo just before
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