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Dartmoor Zoo

Posted: 20/01/2020
Thomas Whipps

Zoo Visit

As part of the whole school topic, we welcomed Mitch from Dartmoor Zoological Park into school on Monday. 

He gave a workshop to all classes, ably assisted by a selection of animals from the zoo’s collection. We learned so much including the fact that stick insects sway to look like leaves in the wind! They also have evolved to cover their eggs in a substance that is delicious to a certain species of ant. They eat the outside to help them hatch. The babies even look a bit like ants. This tricks the ants into looking after the baby stick insects!

Thanks to Darmoor Zoological Park for bringing learning to life!


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