Exotic animals visit Secret Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms

Joanne Pearce and four year old daughter Amelia meet Gambo the Gambian Pouched Rat.

Eleven year old Claire Green with a African Pygmy Hedgehog.

Seven-year-old Antoinette Griffiths and Elvis the King snake.

Nine-year-old Jude O'Gilligan with a Chinchilla.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre education officer Laura Harvey and participants in the pond dipping session.

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THERE were some unusual animals in Craven Arms.

A special day at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in the town enabled children to get close to and in some cases handle exotic creatures.

Corner Exotics brought the animals along for a day that also included the chance to have a go at pond dipping and to take part in a ‘Mammoth Hunt.’

The animals that were on hand included snakes, a Gambian pouched rat, chinchilla and an African pygmy hedgehog.

In a pioneering move the centre has been transferred into the hands of the South Shropshire Housing Association and is run on a day-to-day basis by the Grow Cook Learn School that falls under the umbrella of the Furniture Scheme.

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7:47am Tue 2 Sep 14

vbharre.editorial says...

This is so exciting for little kids especially holding a gambian pouched rat. We need to have these facilities for exotic animals. Breeding exotic animals can be challenging to maintain their perfect fit and health, is done here the same like how V-Bharre ranch does - http://www.huntingte
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This is so exciting for little kids especially holding a gambian pouched rat. We need to have these facilities for exotic animals. Breeding exotic animals can be challenging to maintain their perfect fit and health, is done here the same like how V-Bharre ranch does - http://www.huntingte xastrophies.com/? vbharre.editorial
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