Discover Primary Science- D053- Step 1 – Visit a Discover Centre – Junior Infant trip to the Zoo

On Wednesday the 22nd of March junior infants went on their first school tour to the zoo to learn about animals.

They learned a lot about different animals that live in the African Savannah.

They had a guide from Dublin Zoo that took them on a tour around the grounds and gave them new information about different animals.

Here are some photos of the day:

Lions

Elephants


Red Panda

The Orangutan

Here is the certificate the pupils got after their visit:

Apart from the bad rainy weather everyone really enjoyed the day and came back with lots of fun facts!

Ostrich

Did you know that a male ostrich has black feathers and a female ostrich has grey feathers!
That is how we can tell the difference.
An ostrich is a bird but it does not fly! They eat only plants.
They are largest, heaviest and tallest of all birds, ostriches are also the fastest, reaching running speeds of up to 65 kph (40 mph), and lay the biggest eggs.
These flightless record-breakers do not need to drink – they make their own water internally and get the rest from vegetation. They swallow stones to aid digestion. Wow!

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