Scotland’s secret animals explored

Scotland’s most secretive animals will come under the spotlight in a series of FREE events for the October holidays in Aberdeen this week.

The University of Aberdeen’s Natural History Centre will host daily sessions from today (Monday October 18) until Friday (October 22) exploring the wealth of wildlife that surrounds us.

From seldom seen birds such as the golden eagle to wildlife including roe deer and red squirrels, visitors will gain an insight into some of the country’s more coy inhabitants.

There will also be the opportunity to discover fascinating facts about animals more commonly seen on the Scottish landscape – such as the rabbit.

Marie Fish, Education Officer at the Natural History Centre said: “The aim of these sessions is to provide a unique insight into the wealth of wildlife with which Scotland is blessed – including the more shy and secretive animals and birds that we wouldn’t normally come across.

“We’ll be taking a look at the homes and habits of a wide range of fascinating creatures and there will also be the opportunity to explore the Zoology Museum for seldom seen birds usually found in high and inaccessible places.

“There will also be trails around the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens where we’ll be searching out a few of our local trees to discover more about which animals like them, and why.”

The Secret Scotland sessions take place from 1 – 4pm every day this week in the University of Aberdeen’s Natural History Centre in the Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue.

Advance booking is not required for the sessions.

For more information, contact the Natural History Centre on 01224 274545.