Talons Owltimate Encounters CIC

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TALONS OWLTIMATE ENCOUNTERS CIC is a zoo licensed, animal encounter company based in Cornwall. We pride ourselves on providing entertaining and educational animal encounters for schools and other academic institutions. We are fully insured and DBS checked, and practise the highest standards of animal welfare.


We have a fascinating collection of bugs, beetles, spiders, scorpions and other mini monsters that children love to see and learn about. We have devised a workshop that complies with all Covid 19 guidelines and can be brought safely into the classroom by just one member of our knowledgeable team. Please contact us for more information.

Shortlanesend School booked an animal encounter with Talons Owltimate Encounters for Friday 23rd November 2018. Throughout the booking process they were very friendly and amenable, and went to great detail about arrival and parking arrangements to ensure that their animals were able to be unloaded quickly and safely.They put a significant amount of thought into the range of animals they brought to the school, enquiring about topics in the school, and matching the animals closely to the children’s learning.The animals all appeared well cared for and were confidently handled by the Talons staff. They were especially thoughtful when dealing with creatures that some children were nervous or frightened of – giving clear advanced warning of what was coming next – no shock therapy of dropping a snake over someone’s neck here!They tailored the afternoon to different age groups, with more in depth information and questioning used with older children. There were opportunities throughout the afternoon for all children to encounter the creatures, often being able to stroke and hold the animals should they wish. All the children enjoyed the afternoon and left knowing considerably more about the animals shown. Talons were professional throughout the afternoon and we would look to book another encounter in the future.
Chad Wilson – Head of School
Senara Collings, Director

Cornwall Association of Primary Heads
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