SCHOOLCHILDREN met lizards, boa constrictors, tarantulas and a Brazilian honey bear thanks to a visit from the Animal Man.

The youngsters from reception and key stage 1 classes at Heronswood Primary school, near Kidderminster, held the animals and were able to ask questions about the animals from all over the world.

The experience was part of the children's topic work and the children were able to create fact files about the animals.