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Let's Talk About: January

Updated: Apr 20, 2023

Can you believe that we are already in to February 2020? It seems like this time yesterday that we were welcoming in the new year.

Remember that whatever you are celebrating this year, ZooLab have an animal handling experience for you! 

Meet our team members!

Our amazing team of ZooLab Rangers are what makes us the UK's #1 for ethical hands-on animal encounters. We thought you might like to meet them.


Welcome to our new animal team mates!

Becky has welcomed a few new team mates! Above: Noah, the red tail boa.

Below: Ratties Penny, Esme and Orchid


Happy Retirement!

Hetty is looking forward to resting her spines and having a comfy retirement.

However, you don't need to wait to long to meet Katie's new team mate - Holly, will be starting ZooLab training soon.

  • Professor Chris Dickman, University of Sydney, estimates that over 480 million animals have been affected in the Australian bushfires since September 2019 - BBC , 2020. ZooLab have donated to WIRES and RSPCA NSW to help animals affected by the fires and extreme weather.

  • 25th January marked 4717th Chinese New Year - the Year of the Rat. Did you know that rats are known to show compassion?

  • In celebration of our new workshop 'Human Impacts on the Environment', we have been taking a closer look at recycling. Did you know that 91% of water bottles will end up in landfill?

Read all about it!

Lynn News, 'King's Lynn primary school pupils get up close to rainforest creatures'

Below are a selection of locations that we are visiting in February, please check with each venue for times and ticket information.

  • Are you ready for a magical evening at Brighouse Library, Calderdale? Experience the magic of Harry Potter on 5th February.

  • Roses are red, violets are blue! ZooLab's animals are just for you! Meet our team at London's National History Museum Valentines event on 14th February.

  • Tristan is returning to Annan Museum on 17th February to explore the huge variety of weird and wonderful animals we share Planet Earth with.

  • ZooLab are taking part in Brighton Science Festival's #HandsOnHalfTerm. Join ZooLab’s animal team at The Walrus on 19th February for a hands-on and up close look at biomimicry!

  • What evolutionary changes and adaptations can you spot in our animals? Find out at Dumfries Museum on 19th February

  • Ella will be leading animal handling sessions at Northallerton Library on 19th February

  • Babies and toddlers, this one is for you! Join Lucy at Colindale Library, London on 19th February

  • Aberafan Shopping Centre will be hosting ZooLab on 20th February

  • Pop along to Wallington Library on 20th February to get up close to some creepy (and cute) critters

  • Wakefield One Library will be welcoming ZooLab on 20th February

  • Learn all about Chinese New Year with Bracknell Library on 20th February

  • Lauren and her animal team will be at Sutton Central Library on 20th February

  • 'Build a Dinosaur' with Becky at Wardle Library, Rochdale 25th February

  • Look at adaptations with Lydia at Junction Library and Community Centre, Manchester 28th February

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