Friday 11th March 2022

This week, as part of our science learning about Evolution and Adaptation, we visited Whipsnade Zoo. We had a fascinating time visiting a wide range of animals and observed the many adaptations animals have to suit their environments. We also attended a workshop with one of the zookeepers and as part of this learning experience, got to handle examples of animal adaptations that had been seized by Customs, such as a tiger coat and the skull of a polar bear! We learnt about how the giraffe had adapted its long neck and black tongue to survive on the savannah, while its closest relative the Okapi that lives in the overgrown rainforest has evolved a short neck and eyes that they can retract into its head!