Year 7 Taronga Park Zoo

Year 7 had a very exhilarating and captivating time at Taronga Zoo, on Tuesday the 20th of September 2016. We visited the zoo to assimilate knowledge relating to the Year 7 Science topic, Living Places.

We saw many animals in their enclosures, representing their natural, wild habitats. Taronga Zoo is home to giraffes, zebras, seals, lemurs, gorillas, chimpanzees, vultures, elephants and many more. My personal favourite animals were the giraffes as they are very beautiful and magnificent animals; though all of the animals were unique and interesting and Year 7 had a great time learning about all of them at the zoo.

Throughout the day we attended various shows including the seal show and the bird show. They were amazing shows and as we watched them we experienced the reaction that is caused by the interaction of animals with humans. Each animal that we learned about have specific adaptations which help them live effectively in their wild environment.

We learned about some animals through the oral presentation given to us by the zookeepers; then we observed the other animals and had an astonishing time doing so. We participated in this excursion to contribute to our learning and to consolidate what we had already learnt. Before the excursion Year 7 were assigned a task to work in groups, and produce a video on a chosen animal’s adaptations. This task was fun and challenging for Year 7.

We had an outstanding experience that was entertaining and enjoyable for both students and teachers and it will be one that we will never forget!

 – Anna Giannopoulos (Year 7.1 Science student)