Wild Action Zoo Visits Braemar College

On Friday 7 October Wild Action Zoo visited Braemar College, and enthralled our students.

img_0641Year 6 students will be learning about animal adaptations so this was the perfect hands on introduction to the topic.

img_0650They met a variety of animals including two skinks and two snakes from different areas in Australia, a goanna, a crocodile, an eastern long neck turtle, quoll, betting, wombat, green tree frog and a koala. Physiological and behavioural adaptations of each of these animals was discussed.

Did you know that the long neck turtle has developed its long neck so that it can turn itself the right way up when it is stranded on its back? Or that animals in the north of Australia are generally smaller and lighter in colour than their southern relatives?

img_0716Students were all given the opportunity to hold one of the animals, a couple of which they had never seen before.

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