Year 4 Learn about Seals, Penguins, Tigers and Sustainability

On Tuesday the 26th of March, Year Four got the amazing opportunity to go to Taronga Zoo.

Croak! Did you know that frogs can drink through their skin, and when they eat or drink bad stuff they vomit all their organs out and they scoop it up and eat it!  The penguins were noisy and agile, who knew they could swim so fast! Roar! The endangered Sumatran Tigers are having so much fun and they were so close to us, only separated by a thin sheet of glass! 

When we were there we got to go to the seal show. Seals have the same bone structure as we do in our hands. Fun fact: seals spend much of their life in water, but they mate, give birth to babies and take care of them on the shore. We learned that you should consider buying sustainable (look for the M.S.C approval) fish because it is more healthy for the environment.

After the giraffes and meerkats, we headed towards the seals and penguins.

The penguins were gliding through the water, swimming merrily back and forth together in one big group. After we had a good look at the penguins we went to see the seals just outside the penguins enclosure.

There was only one seal swimming, but it certainly liked the attention. It was swimming all around the edge of the huge pool hoping everyone would look at him.

A thing you should consider is to buy Certified Palm Oil. Most palm oil farms are made by chopping trees unsustainably and to speed the process up, they usually just burn everything down! By choosing to buy products with sustainable palm oil you, yes you, are able to help save the environment.

The Tiger Trek was fun as well we got to go in a imaginative plane and got to see Sumatran tigers, we also got to see an unhealthy-shopping-game where you have a cart and need to get all the healthy items before time runs out!

It was a great experience where we could learn about animals and their habitats and enjoy watching how they live in the zoo. I also recommend to bring extra money to spend at the ice-cream shop and souvenir shop.

Elizabeth M, Emma H, Ryan C and Marcella S (4T)