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Green is for Frog, Blue is for Lizard

Residents were delighted to welcome a return visit from our friends at Darwin’s Kingdom, accompanied, as ever, by a fascinating array of reptiles.

Darwin’s Kingdom is a ‘hands-on’ educational charity whose main mission is to educate people about exotic animals, predominantly reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. These creatures are often neglected in favour of the ‘cute and cuddly’ but are just as interesting and appealing in their own way.

Firstly, a green frog was handed round for people to hold. As it sat peacefully, in people’s hands, they were informed that it sometimes changes colour overnight to a very vivid green. Sadly, we weren’t able to wait that long as the lizard had to return home with its handlers before nightfall.

Next, was a blue tongued lizard hailing from Australia. It flicked out its tongue and you could see the vivid blue colour that gives the lizard its name.

Finally, a giant tortoise wandered round the room. “The owner told us that it was a teenager and would grow a lot bigger,” said one of our residents. “When it is hungry it bangs against her legs to let her know.”

Everyone was excited and curious to hold the animals and see them up close. It was another successful visit and no doubt, it won’t be the last we have seen of Darwin’s Kingdom.

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