Zoo animals visit Clevedon nursing home

PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 April 2019

David Knott from Bristol Zoo showing Elm View Nursing Home residents Iris Moss and Muriel Garlic a snake, with the help of Ada-Rose and Carter who from the Little Clowns Nursery which regularly visits the home.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

David Knott from Bristol Zoo showing Elm View Nursing Home residents Iris Moss and Muriel Garlic a snake, with the help of Ada-Rose and Carter who from the Little Clowns Nursery which regularly visits the home. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Pensioners living at a Clevedon nursing home had no fear when it came to getting up close and personal with some creepy crawlies from Bristol Zoo.

Generations came together as people at Elm View Nursing Home enjoyed their monthly visit from children at Little Clowns Nursery.

This visit was unlike the others though, with animals from the zoo joining in on the fun.

Among the visitors was a boa constrictor snake, a zebra-legged spider and a cockroach.

There was also a hand-reared large rat called Moose who was the star of the show.

The home’s residents and children were able to touch and hold the animals and learn about their habitats and eating patterns as well as talk to the zoo’s David Knott about his job and the day-to-day operations at the zoo.

The children regularly interact with the nursing home residents as it is believed to benefit the health and wellbeing of both parties.


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