Public to see Bicton’s exotic animals

PUBLISHED: 12:12 02 December 2014

Bicton College has been granted a zoo licence for its animal husbandry school.

Bicton College has been granted a zoo licence for its animal husbandry school.

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Bicton College will be giving youngsters the chance to see some of its exotic animals after it was granted a zoo licence.

The application was for the college’s animal husbandry school, which houses ring tail lemurs, skunks, snakes, terrapins and spiders.

Bicton’s head of animal care Sue Merrett said: “We are not aiming to be a zoo. Our plan is to open for programmed education events for schools, youth and community groups, and themed activities, including junior keeper and face your phobia days.

“Our students will take a primary role in handling the animals and demonstrating and presenting to the public.”

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