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Creepy Crawlies invade RZSS Edinburgh Zoo this October

03/10/2017 in Edinburgh Zoo

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Creepy Crawlies invade

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo this October

Creepy Crawlies

Friday 7 to Friday 29 October, 11am-3pm

Budongo Trail Lecture Theatre, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

No booking required. Free with Zoo admission

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo’s insect-tacular exhibition is back, bigger and better than ever. Free with Zoo admission the exhibition will run 11am-3pm daily between 7-29 October.

Visit the Budongo Trail where you can see a host of weird and wonderful creepy crawlies from around the world, take part in craft activities, meet some of our keepers and take part in handling sessions throughout the day.

Creepy Crawlies is extremely popular with children every year, as they have the opportunity to get hands on with bugs and insects you would never normally see in Scotland. It’s not for the faint hearted!

Gareth Bennett, Senior Presentations Keeper at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, said:

“We are so glad the Creepy Crawlies exhibit is back for its sixth year.  It’s always a very popular event and each year we try to think of ways to make it even better than before. This year we have some very special additions including our Asian forest scorplings which were born at the Zoo for the first time this year as well sunburst diving beetles. They are one of the few species that can swim, crawl and fly, and use bubbles collected from the surface to breath underwater for several minutes at a time.

“Some of the insects can be a little tricky to spot, but there are plenty of keepers and volunteers on hand to help point you in the right direction and answer any questions. It truly is a fantastic and fun event for children of all ages!

The event aims to educate visitors about the impact even the tiniest critters can have on their surrounding ecosystems and how important it is to conserve them in a hands on and interactive way.

See more at: http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/events-calendar/2017/october/creepy-crawlies/

 

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