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Workshop Resource

See: Photographic Gallery for images of our animals.

Over the years Andrew Smith has travelled extensively and built up a large and unique collection of natural history resources - much of which, enters the world of your classroom, depending on the workshop that is being undertaken. These range from the live animals that you will expect to see and an invaluable additional resource of dried specimens, skeletons, exoskeletons, shells, seeds, fossils and human artefacts such as masks, hunting tools and the clothing of the indigenous peoples of the worlds rainforests.

Many of these resources are rare and valuable and in some cases CITES designated and on loan from HM Customs. These include turtle shells, crocodile handbags/belts and crocodile heads and skulls, all of which can be used in our workshops. We also have in store mammal skins and skulls, human or otherwise, which can be used for specialist workshops.

The live animals that we may bring into your school - depending on the workshops booked, and our ongoing breeding programmes are as follows:

Reptiles/Amphibians - Horsfield tortoises, North American Cooter terrapins, North African fat-tailed geckos, blue tongued skinks, Tanzanian bearded leaf chameleons, North American corn snakes (a small, docile and attractive snake) Australian Whites tree frogs and Marine toads.

Invertebrates - African Land snails, Apple snails, Central American banana slugs, hermit crabs, West African land crabs, New Guinea Eurycantha stick insects, Malay sticks, African banana beetles, West African millipedes, burrowing cockroaches from Suriname, Blaberus cockroaches from Trinidad, Giant Madagascan hissing cockroaches, North African Locusts, West African forest scorpions, and Mexican red knee tarantulas.

Note: all of the animals have doppelgangers and work every other day to avoid stress. Andrew has no doppelgangers and works every day!

Photographic images of many of our animals can be found in the Photographic Gallery. Please feel free to download our images for your classroom.