Meerkats, armadillo and skunk ready to meet Corby kids at FREE event this weekend

There will be plenty of exotic animals to meet at Saturday's event.
There will be plenty of exotic animals to meet at Saturday's event.

A chance to meet exotic animals is on offer for free in Corby town centre tomorrow (May 25)

There will be a range of exotic creatures to get up close and personal with, including a snake, armadillo, tarantula, skunk and owl. Many of the animals are stars in their own right, having all appeared in TV and movie productions.

The final line-up will be decided on the day by Peterborough-based company Exotic Animal Encounter, run by husband and wife team Kelly and Matt Batts. Kelly says: “I have always been ‘animal mad’ and have been handling many types of animals since pretty much birth. I came from a family of professional falconers and entertainers, so displaying animals and giving talks on these amazing creatures is something that I guess has been bred into me!

“Over the years both Matt and I have kept many different birds and exotic animals and love to see people’s faces when they get to see an animal up close instead of in a zoo or on the TV.”

The event run from 11am to 4pm at the former Pep+Co unit in Willow Place, Corby.

Admission is free.