Rain forest animals visit primary school
LEADING zoologist James McKay is taking a selection of rain forest animals to a Derbyshire school on Friday.
Accompanying him on the trip to Parwich Primary School will be a rare spectacled owl, a tree frog, a huge boa constrictor and giant pouched rat CBBC Norman, who has featured on several TV shows.
Mr McKay, of Ashover, is a leading educator and a scientific fellow of the Zoological Society of London.
He has run the Animal Roadshow, which visits schools, colleges, country fairs and shopping malls, for more than 30 years.
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As well as appearing on wildlife shows, Mr McKay provided the owls used in the Harry Potter movies.
He said: "I believe that the proper use of live animals can significantly enhance the way that children are taught and enhance their understanding of wildlife."