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The Look Out Discovery Centre launches new animal exhibit

The new animal exhibit at The Look Out

An exciting animal enclosure launched at The Look Out Discovery Centre last month. The new exhibit opened its doors on the 18 February, inviting the public to come and experience the creepy crawlies for themselves. The forestry themed exhibit is home to a whole range of wild insects, amphibians and reptiles.

Among the host of animals housed in the enclosure you will discover: 

  • hissing cockroaches
  • giant millipedes
  • African land snails
  • giant prickly stick insects
  • black beauty stick insects
  • a marine toad
  • a corn snake

You will also find the old leafcutter ant display, which has been re-homed to this new space. The animal exhibit is labelled with fun facts about the creatures so that you can see what they are and learn a little about each one. To build on this, educational and conservation themes will also be discussed as part of visits to The Look Out.

Councillor Iain McCracken, Executive Member for Culture, Delivery & Public Protection said:

“I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the new animal enclosure. The Look Out Discovery Centre is, as always, extremely popular, attracting visitors from all over. The introduction of the new animal enclosure is yet another exciting way that children of all ages can come and enjoy learning.”

Later in 2019 there will be opportunities to meet and handle the forestry insects and animals with the chance to find out all about them. Further details will be released later in the year.

The animal enclosure is now open for all to come and experience at The Look Out Discovery Centre