Wild time at animal unit

Jack Clark shows off a chinchilla. Photo: MFCP11AF05220. All photos can be ordered on 01945-586100.
Jack Clark shows off a chinchilla. Photo: MFCP11AF05220. All photos can be ordered on 01945-586100.

AROUND 150 people got up close and personal with the small animals at the Isle campus of the College of West Anglia on Saturday.

Newcommon Bridge small animal unit in Wisbech opened its doors for the public to take a look behind the scenes.

Victoria Taylor with one of the scalier residents, a python. Photo: MFCP11AF05221

Victoria Taylor with one of the scalier residents, a python. Photo: MFCP11AF05221

There were lots of creatures for visitors to look at and touch, from cuddly rabbits to scaly bearded dragons.

A spokesperson for the college said: “It went well. It was quite busy and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.”

The unit also introduced “Sponsor an Animal” where, for a donation, sponsors receive regular newsletters, a certificate of sponsorship and a colour picture of their chosen animal.

Local groups, including Cats Protection, Greyhound Rescue and Hedgehog Rescue, attended the open day as well.

Seven-year-old Chelsea Woodruff has her hands full with one of the unit's rabbits. Photo: MFCP11AF05218

Seven-year-old Chelsea Woodruff has her hands full with one of the unit's rabbits. Photo: MFCP11AF05218