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Animal and Land 01Jul 2016

Kindergarten kids bring learning to life at Hartpury

Kindergarten kids bring learning to life at Hartpury

Children from Hartpury Nursery enjoyed getting up close with Hartpury’s creepy and cuddly creatures this week.

 

Sixteen children from the local nursery were given the opportunity to visit the Hartpury campus recently as they got to learn about the College’s extensive range of native and non-native animal species; from reptiles, rodents and creepy crawlies to the cuddlier members of the collection.

 

They have been learning all about animals and the outdoors and came to Hartpury to see some of the animals they have been learning about. As they explored the campus, the children got to see wallabies, goats and emus that reside at the college as well as all the creatures that call Hartpury’s walled garden home, such as meerkats, guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets.

 

The children also got to meet some creepy crawly creatures. Supervised by college students, they had a go at handling snakes and lizards, while the students told them about the animals and how to care for them.

 

Head of animal management, Grace Watkins, said: “The children were very excited about all the animals that they saw and were keen to handle any of animals they could! They asked lots of interesting questions and demonstrated a good knowledge of the animals.”

02 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Good moos – an unusual arrival adds a splash of colour to Hartpury’s dairy herd

Meet Ruby Tuesday, the rare red and white calf who is breaking up the monochrome pattern of the Holstein-Friesian herd at Hartpury’s Home Farm.

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28 Nov 2016 Animal and Land

Furry friend frazzled by fireworks? Can pet products help to soothe the stress? Hartpury researcher investigates

Hartpury lecturer Sienna Taylor has been involved in new research looking into the effectiveness of ‘Pet Remedy’ - a product made from natural ingredients that aims to calm pets in stressful situations.

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28 Nov 2016 Animal and Land

Student fundraising gives anti-poaching patrols more bite at wildlife reserve

Thanks to money raised by Hartpury University Centre students, two dogs will be joining the fight against poaching at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve.

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16 Nov 2016 Animal and Land

Hartpury’s Hannah harnesses her best as she aces her shot at Great Britain dream

A Hartpury student who has been taking dog walking to a whole new level through the unusual sport of canicross will take on Europe’s elite after being picked for Great Britain.

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