The first animal we saw was a hissing cockroach. In fact he brought ten altogether! They are from the island of Madagascar.
These cockroaches are shiny brown and oval-shaped, with no wings and a single pair of antennae. We learnt that they can grow to a length of about nine centimeters and they are covered in a hard outer casing (the exoskeleton), which has a waterproof layer. They eat rotting fruit and leaves.