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Adult £22.00 £20.00
Children (3-15 Years) £16.50 £15.00
Under 3's £1.10 £1.00
Concession (Senior 65+/Student) £19.25 £17.50
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £11.00 £10.00

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Activities & Education Centre

Due to Covid-19 precautions, the Activities and Education Centre is currently closed. We apologise for any disappointment.

Our large, indoor Education Centre is the ideal spot for younger visitors to discover more about the natural world – and also to let off some steam! The Centre includes a soft play area for young children, puzzles & games, as well as the chance to get hands on with some amazing animal artefacts!

The Centre is also home to a number of reptile, invertebrate and small mammal species  – so don’t miss the opportunity to see these amazing animals up close.

 

New Guinea Spiny Stick Insect

Eurycantha calcarata

There are around 3,000 species of stick insect found all over the world, outside of Antarctica.

measurements

Measurements

New Guinea spiny stick insects are around 12.5cm in length. Females are bigger than males.

habitat

Habitat

These stick insects are found in the trees and shrubs of humid forests in Papua New Guinea, Australasia.

diet

Diet

All stick insects are herbivores feeding on a variety of leaves. Here at the zoo our stick insects feed mainly on bramble leaves.

behaviour

Breeding

After mating, one egg is laid by the female each day, which can add up to a thousand in a lifetime! Eggs are laid via the ovipositor, a long thin tube at the end of the body.

threat

Conservation

The numbers of spiny stick insects have not been evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but they are not believed to be endangered in the wild.

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