Yr2 Trip to Whipsnade July 2016
Year 2 had a lovely day at Whipsnade Zoo on 14th July. On arrival we went straight to the Discovery Centre to look at poisonous frogs, lizards that ‘play dead’, deadly assassin bugs, and leafcutter ants that can carry fifty times their own weight! Then we climbed aboard the zoo’s steam train. During our journey we spotted giraffes, antelope, bison, rhino, bears and a baby elephant and camel. Our visit also included a walk through the fabulous Whipsnade butterfly enclosure, where a rainbow of butterflies perched on our green Firs hats; we decided they mistook them for giant leaves! The trip ended with a visit to the Education Centre, with the opportunity to view and feel a range of animal artefacts – as well as a live snake - from a variety of habitats.