As part of Cycle One’s focus on Zoology this term, both Reception classes had a lovely day visiting the Adelaide Zoo in Week 3. After exploring the beautiful new nature playground (which the adults also enjoyed!), we made our way to the Education Centre to enjoy a presentation by Angela, one of the Zoo’s education officers. There we learned a little bit more about animal habitats as well as being able to carefully look and touch animal skins. We also got to pat a blue-tongue lizard!
When questioned over the names of some of the animals, we heard some interesting versions of the word echidna, including the a-kid-nap and pointypine!
After lunch we went exploring around the zoo, trying to look at animal habitats along the way. A crowd favourite were the meerkats and lions. We were lucky enough to see some animal feeding times such as Wang Wang and FuNi having a feast of bamboo and the lemurs waiting impatiently as one of the zoo keepers put their food out.
During our tour of the zoo we were pleased to see that the children could identify which animals were vertebrates and invertebrates and could classify some of the mammals. As excited as they were, the children were very well behaved and showed great enthusiasm during the entire day.
Here are some pictures from our action-packed day!