There were another two animals the pupils were introduced to. The children were not able to hold the Chilean Rose Tarantula though because it was too fragile and delicate. It was pretty scary. Not only because it was a hairy spider (that turns pink when grown up!) but also because it was a female; those live around 30 years and eat male tarantulas who live only around 5 years. The pupils also could not touch the Tree frog – Jenny. She can breathe with her skin and because our hands are too dry and too salty, they could damage Jenny’s skin. We found out that her white belly helps her camouflage with the clouds so she is not seen by the predators from below. Crazy fact – she swallows using her eyeballs!
We hope Anna can visit us again and bring more of her unique pets.