This evening myself and the animal ambassadors attended the Dorking Cubs meeting to introduce them to some Britain's most endangered wildlife in order to teach them the importance of their conservation and protection in the wild.
The cubs were very excited to meet the animals! They got to handle Wren the smooth snake, Conker the toad and they had a good look at Lovelace the grass snake. We discussed their various adaptations, defence mechanisms, diet and habitats. We then went on to discover that scorpions can actually be found in the UK, much to everybody's surprise, and we had a look at Snappy the yellow-tailed scorpion fluorescing under UV light which really amazed them.
We finished by looking at two birds of prey - Freddie the tawny owl and Bob the kestrel. We discussed their unique adaptations that allow them to be such incredible hunters, and there were lots of fantastic questions asked from both the cubs and the leaders.
Thanks so much for inviting us!