An array of creepy crawlies and exotic animals were the unusual occupants of Orchard Gardens care home in Bishopstoke this week.

Caribbean Hermit Crabs, Giant African Land Snails and Australian Green Tree Frogs were among the exotic creatures visiting the home with their handlers and experts from Zoolab.

The animals were given a warm welcome by residents who had the opportunity to hold and touch them. 

Care home manager Tracy Hibberd said the zoo visit is part of the homes ongoing programme of interesting activities which aim to stimulate the residents physically and mentally.

Hibberd said: "We wanted to organise something different for our residents. These events are a great occasion for them to socialise with friends and their families whilst trying something new."

For more information about Orchard Gardens, please call 0845 140 2020. 

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