Get close look at creepy crawlies

A HUGE collection of insects, from the Queensland Titan stick insect to the bird- eating tarantula, are to go on show at Edinburgh Zoo.

The zoo is offering visitors the chance to discover more about the fascinating world of insects and get up-close with some rare and remarkable creepy crawlies.

More than 20 species of insects and invertebrates are on display and visitors can get an even closer look with insect handling, listen to expert keeper talks, and enjoy face-painting.

Keeper Ross Poulter said: “Even though many are considered pests, people still love them.”