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Rachael O’Neill

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Rachael covers: Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
including: Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Hull, Beverley, Lincoln, Doncaster, Rotherham, York & Selby

Rachael O’Neill

Rachael covers: Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, including Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Hull, Beverley, Lincoln, Doncaster, Rotherham, York & Selby

Rachael and her animals visit schools, nurseries, parties, care homes and events.   Rachael has a degree in Conservation and has been running workshops in schools for over ten years, previous to Lion Learners working with children to encourage wildlife within the school grounds. She has been with Lion Learners since 2012, and loves introducing young and old alike to her wonderful animals.

Rachael says about working with her animals: ‘Of course, I can’t admit to having a favourite animal, but I do love minibeasts; they have amazing life cycles and adaptations.  Invertebrates are important pollinators, they are a vital source of food for animals higher up in the food chain, and even play a role in medicine, so it’s great for people to experience some of these magnificent creatures close up, and realise that they’re not so creepy after all!  Of course, I love giving people the opportunity to meet and learn about my furry and scaly friends just as much!’.

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1 x 1-hour session: £100 (suitable for one class)
Full morning: £200
Full day: £270

1 hour of entertainment: £130

Nuseries, Childrens Centres, Libaries, Clubs & Care Homes
1 x 1 hour: £100 Discounts available for multiple sessions.

From £100. Prices are flexible depending on the event, notice given, time of day and day of the week. Please contact us for a quote.

‘Some areas may be subject to a small fuel surcharge.  Please get in touch with us about this’.

DBS – all presenters hold enhanced DBS certificates.

Public Liability – all presenters are insured up to £5 million.  Please ask if you need a copy of our certificate.

Performing Animals Licence – all presenters hold a licence issued by their local authority.

PAT testing – any electrical equipment we may use is PAT tested on an annual basis.

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To contact Rachael, please use the contact page form, or you can contact me on the details below.

Rachael O’Neill
Telephone: 07951 410367
Email: rachael@lionlearners.co.uk


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View our animals

Stanley The Whip Scorpion

Although he looks scary and strange, Stanley is harmless. We love his long front legs, and like to watch the way he stretches them out to feel around.

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Tim The Tortoise

Even people who aren’t keen on reptiles and creepy crawlies, think Tim is cute! He has a little beak which he uses to chop at his food.

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Thor The Snail

We love how he does everything so, so slowly. Even when he sticks his eyes out to have a good look at us, he unfurls them very slowly.

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Jemima The Rabbit

Jemima is very sweet natured and gentle. Because of this, and her small size, she is really good for even the youngest of children to interact with.

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Alice The Millipede

Alice feels tickly walking on your hand! It is really nice to watch her legs moving along just a few legs at a time—they move in waves!

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Boris The Hissing Cockroach

Although his feet feel sticky he is very gentle when he crawls along your hand. We also love the noise he makes, he can be very loud!

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Guinea Pig Nora

Nora is a Crested Guinea Pig. She has a lovely crest of hair all along her back. She likes having her hair done, by having her crest stroked upwards.

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Guinea Pig Nelly

Nelly is very inquisitive. She is fast, and races around her run in the garden, exploring everything!

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Gecko James

James is always on the look out for food. He can stay very still, but when he sees his food he moves all of a sudden and very quickly!

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Forest Scorpion Mrs Pincers

We love how she can make herself look very, very small, or can stretch out and use her claws and tail to make herself look much bigger.

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Corn Snake Francis

Francis is very pretty. He is calm and relaxed, and he puts people at ease if they are a bit un-certain about holding him.

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Cave Cockroach Alfie

We have had Alfie since he was a tiny baby (nymph) and he is now a grown-up. It has taken about a year and a half for him to grow up. Now that he is a grown up, he has wings, but don’t worry, he doesn’t really fly properly!

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Mindy The Bearded Dragon

Mindy is a lovely lady. She is kind and gentle with everyone. She loves to be outside on a warm day and can take surprisingly good leaps in to the air when she sees a fly buzz by!

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Upcoming public events

06 Jul

Leven Festival, East Yorkshire

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