A SKUNK and a skink were among the star attractions for visitors to cuddle at Saturday’s conservation day hosted by The Butterfly and Wildlife Park at Long Sutton.
Visitors were allowed to stroke a variety of animals, including a baby barn owl and an African pygmy hedgehog.
They were also able to feed emus and raccoons and watch a bird of prey display.
It was the centre’s second conservation day and drew support from a variety of animal welfare organisations, including the RSPB, who attended to talk about the vital work they do for many species of animals.
There was also a focus on worldwide conservation issues.
Fenland Hedgehog Rescue talked about its work to save hedgehogs and there was a much-enjoyed encounter session for visitors to enjoy – £1 of the entry ticket price was donated to the charity’s work.