Over the past two weeks Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s school holiday program, Zoo Adventures was brimming with eager children keen to learn about animals and the environment, and to participate in some games and art and craft sessions.
Every day of the program was almost at capacity with the children enjoying the daily themes of Amazing Animal Athletes, Crazy Creature Communicators, Weird and Wonderful Wildlife and Festy Fauna Features.
As part of the Zoo Adventures program children got up close and personal with some of the Zoo’s Education Centre animals, went behind-the-scenes to meet the Giraffe and Tasmanian Devils and also saw the Hippos, Eland, Barbary Sheep and Camels at feeding time.
The children also participated in fun games and races which involved replicating things animals do in the wild, such as eating melted chocolate from a plate without using their hands, whilst learning about how a mother Koala gets its joey to eat its faeces to get the bacteria it needs to be able to digest eucalyptus leaves.
The Zoo Adventures program includes entry to the Zoo, morning tea and all activities throughout the day. It commences at 8:30am – 3:30pm and runs on weekdays during the school holidays.
The next Zoo Adventures school holiday program will be available in the spring school holidays. For further information about the program contact 68811433 or visit www.taronga.org.au/zooadventures