Kirkley Hall Tarantula

Kirkley Hall Tarantula


On our weekly enrichment trip to Kirkley Hall, we had planned to have a tour as new pupils had joined us, but the weather was not on our side so we had to quickly go in to the discovery room! One of the students asked if we could see some spiders. Jacob the zookeeper got one of the Chilean Rose Tarantulas called Charlotte out for us to hold. A lot of the students were very wary but did hold her and really enjoyed the experience! We then made our way round to the rodent room where Jacob gave us an overview of the animals in the room and showed us the new tanks that the dormice, spiny mice, and mouse like hamsters had. Students also had the opportunity to hold the rats, chinchillas, and dwarf hamster.