Large snakes, spiders and cockroaches were some of the creepy attractions delivered to high school pupils.
Mount Carmel High School in Accrington invited John Conlon to visit year 9 pupils and give them a first-hand insight into the wildlife of the tropics.
Sue Fielding, school partnership manager, said: “He brought snakes, spiders, an owl and cockroaches into the school and explained about the rainforest habitat in which they live.
“The pupils had the opportunity to touch and hold many of the animals and were intrigued asking about many aspects such as how dangerous the animals are to us and to each other and how they survive.
“Miss Senior, geography co-ordinator at the school, arranged the visit to help inform year 9 pupils of topics that will be covered in the geography GCSE syllabus.”