A sell out audience of families went wild in Leighton Buzzard Library on Wednesday last week, when Animal Edutainment came to visit.
The event was part of the launch of Central Bedfordshire Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge.
The children had a chance to see, touch and hold an array of remarkable animals including Bert the millipede sporting a grand total of 256 legs.
Other visitors included a Madagascan Hissing Cockroach, with pure alcohol for blood, whose favourite meal is pooh; a female tarantula who will probably live until she’s 35 (the poor males only live for about five years), Gloria the bull snake (a cousin of the rattle snake) and Loki, a three-year-old bosc monitor lizard.
By the time Loki is 10, he will be about 6ft long – but luckily his favourite food is scrambled eggs.
Due to popular demand, Animal Edutainment will be returning to Leighton Buzzard Library on Wednesday, September 2, at 11am.
Tickets are £3. Pop into the library or call 0300 300 8059 to book your place.
There are library events taking place throughout the summer, including a birdfeeder craft session and a chance to make 3D flower decorations as well as films and Record Breaking Drama workshops at the theatre upstairs.
For more information, see www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/libraries and www.leightonbuzzardlibrarytheatre.co.uk