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Animal and Land 17May 2016

Cubs enjoy a ‘paw’fect day with Hartpury’s crawly and cuddly creatures

Cubs enjoy a ‘paw’fect day with Hartpury’s crawly and cuddly creatures

A group of cubs enjoyed witnessing the animal antics on display as they went on a journey of discovery with Hartpury’s creepy and cuddly creatures at the weekend.

Seventeen members of the 46th Scout Cubs Gloucester group visited the Hartpury campus to learn more 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.

Closely following a scavenger hunt trail devised by Hartpury’s Animal Management staff, the cubs first discovered the meerkats and they were able to feed them their lunch of mealworms.

They then headed off to see the wallabies and had the chance to try to match their jumping skills before enjoying an animal encounter with a snake, chinchilla, tarantula and a ferret.

Emma Bain, a technician from Hartpury’s Animal Management Unit, said: “It was fantastic to be able to welcome a cub group to the campus and open their eyes to the many animals we have here.

“We’re keen to show how studying animals can help boost young people’s learning, particularly their English and Maths skills and it was great to see the cubs all really keen to learn more about our different species.”

Hartpury offers a range of BTEC Diplomas in Animal Management and has recently launched a new BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Science. To find out more, go to www.hartpury.ac.uk

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