We started the day by taking a train from Temple meads to Clifton Down. We arrived at the zoo and split into small groups and saw a variety of animals. Lions, fish, tortoises, pygmy hippos, gorillas, howler monkeys, snakes, frogs, lizards, meerkats, butterflys, desert cats, beetles (lots of them!), cockroaches, ducks, flamingoes, tapirs, lemurs, penguins and seals to name a small selection! As we went roudn the zoo, we considered the adaptations that the animals had that make them suitable for living in their natural environment. Mr Schoner's group were impressed with a fish that is normally found in caves which has evolved and changed to have no eyes at all due to the darkess.
After our workshop, some of the children were interviewed by the BBC for a project that they are running about endangered species. Watch this space for more information!