Years 9 and 10 recently visited London Zoo, Regent's Park as part of their out of school science curriculum. The whole days visits focused on the adaptations of animals to their environments or predator-prey relationships.
Students studied key exhibits around the zoo, considering the adaptations of giraffes, big cats, great apes and camels as well as fish, birds and insects. They also had an opportunity to see a spider monkey enclosure which is not part of the public access zoo.
After lunch the students enjoyed a classroom session with a group of conservationists and learned more about how animals adapt. They then had the opportunity to handle rare exhibits such as camel skulls and snake skins as well as live hissing cockroaches.