Animal Actors


During the past 15 years of breeding and selling pets to the pet industry we have established links within the media industry.With the large range of animals that we have in stock we have a number of  customers that source their animals from us for  training  and use in the media world.We have supplied rats for BBC science documentaries and we have also supplied animals that regularly appear in programmes such as Coronation Street and Eastenders.We have also supplied to a trainer  some of the animals  used in the Beatrix Potter film Miss Potter released in
January 2007.

In 2006 we worked with Encams to promote their Keep Britain Tidy Campaign which was launched on 25th August 2006 to the media at Golden Square in London.The promotion included a stunt girl in a Perspex coffin surrounded by junk food litter and covered by 40 rats!keepbritaintidy-s

The stunt rats were supplied by Simons Rodents and having completed the publicity promotion in Golden Square Soho London,we then went on to supply the rats needed for the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign in Preston and Colchester the following week.

Simons Rodents can supply a large range of animals for use in the  media industry,please contact us to discuss your requirements.





Last year we supplied some rats to be featured in the film War Horse, an adaptation of a novel by Michael Morpurgo. Used to illustrate the conditions in which soldiers fought in the trenches in World War I.






Zoolab have been customers of ours for several years.

Educational Displays Ltd, the UK's leading independent supplier of curriculum based workshops for children covers the nation with a whole range of hands-on roadshows that can be fascinating, entertaining, fun and scary all at the same time.

The company was established in the mid 1990s through our foundation service for schools, ZooLab, which compliments various elements of the science curriculum. ZooLab takes exotic animals into UK schools with a series of hands-on workshops featuring a variety of animals that include snakes, tarantulas, lizards, frogs, toads, scorpions, giant land snails and millipedes as well as rats, gerbils, degus, rabbits, and guinea pigs.

ZooLab has a network of professional rangers, fully employed and trained by us to compliment the various UK education curricula, that operates at all age levels and provides coverage across the country.



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