PICTURE GALLERY: Linton Zoo’s educational fun

Andre Lombaard meets a Giant African Land Snail.

Andre Lombaard meets a Giant African Land Snail. - Credit: Archant

NO-ONE can deny that learning is generally more fun outside of the classroom – even more so when it’s at a zoo.

Gracie Simmonds with Mr Dot the Blue tongued skink.

Gracie Simmonds with Mr Dot the Blue tongued skink. - Credit: Archant

Schoolchildren had the opportunity of seeing, smelling, hearing and even touching real live animals at Linton Zoo this week.

Thurlow C of E VCP School visit Linton Zoo.

Thurlow C of E VCP School visit Linton Zoo. - Credit: Archant

Youngsters at Thurlow C of E VCP School near Haverhill visited the zoo as part of their All Creatures Great and Small studies.

Children were able to see tigers, lions, lemurs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, tapirs and many other creatures from around the world...attached is a photo gallery of the day.

The boys and girls were thrilled to see and touch some exciting creatures from around the world such as Ronnie the Turkmenian eagle owlet, Mr Dot the blue tongued skink, a young giant tortoise, a giant land snail as well as a more familiar Guinea pig.


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Sandra Bottomley, class teacher, said: “The children all had a fantastic time, asking lots of questions and sharing their existing knowledge with the keepers. Their learning was definitely enhanced by the experience.”

Linton Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species. The zoo is committed to environmental education and has a programme of animal feeds, keeper talks and activities at the weekends and during the school holidays.

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